Dept. of State Octr. 20th. 1808.
Mr. Madison presents his compliments to Mr. Bethune, and in acknowledging the receipt of his letter of the 17th. instant, avails himself with much pleasure of the occasion, to thank Mr. Bethune for the care & attention he paid, as well to the dispatches which he brought from Mr. Pinkney, as to those he carried out for him.
DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.