Alexa. 22d. April 08
It belongs to me to try to aid those I esteem & who stand in need of it. Such is the case with Mr. Clark. He was with me the other day & really I think yr. law officer has treated him out of the way. Mr Rodney talked of returning directly & promised as soon as he did return to finish his affair. Now he writes he shall not return till called for by the P. In this condition what can Mr C do, waiting as he has for 6 months on the will of the A General. He thinks you can point out the course, & he solicits me to break the matter to you. I do so reluctantly for I know yr. many engagements. Yrs. with great respect & regard
DLC: Papers of James Madison.