Philadelphia July 17. 1808.
I hope you will have the goodness to excuse the liberty I take in Sending you the enclosed letters. I arrived in this City too late to put them in the bag, & they may yet reach Washington in time to be conveyed by the packet, which is about to sail. I avail myself also with pleasure, of this opportunity of recalling myself to the recollection of Mrs. Madison & yourself, & of renewing to you my Sentiments of Gratitude for the attentions I received from you while at Washington. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect yr obligd. Hmle. St.
J. Allen Smith.
DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.