Harriton Decr. 13. 1808
Thomas Amies the bearer of this is the son of one of our capital manufacturers of paper. His father has within about a mile of me three paper mills at work. One of them is under the Superintendance of this young man, who by his prudent conduct close attention to his business & discreet management in discharging the trust reposed in him bids fair to be an eminently useful member of society.
By him I send you the two first volumes of my translation of the Bible. The two other volumes, which will complete the work, will I expect be printed in two or three months, at fartherst. As soon as they are ready I will forward them to you and crave your Acceptance of the copy as a testimony of the sincere esteem and regard of your old and constant friend
DLC: Papers of James Madison.