To Thomas Jefferson
Decr. 6. 1819.
By the return of the ladies who have favored Mrs. Madison with so agreable a visit, I send back the correspondence with Cooper. It has ended better than I expected.
I learn with the greatest pleasure that your health is so well restored. I hope you will be careful of it. Above all avoid the fatigues of the pen.
I do not say with the Spaniards I kiss your hands, but I say with all my heart, God preserve you muchs. añs.
FC (DLC). In Dolley Payne Madison’s hand; marked “(copy).” JM may have retrieved the RC at a later date and had this copy made, which included copying Jefferson’s docket, “recd. Decr. 6.”