Washington Octr 8. 1815
I arriv’d here last night, having left my family in Loudoun, to attend some preparation for their reception, & my report of the health of the city. I find that cases of indisposition have occurr’d, proceeding from the late heat, but untill the last & present week, the city was never more healthy. I hope that the present approaching change in the weather will dissipate every unfavorable simptom.
Mr Dallas arrived last night, just before me, in perfect health. Mr Rush has enjoyd good health thro’ the season. I have not yet been able to look into things, below the surface, but I have reason to think, that the state, in every branch, is such as to furnish cause for great satisfaction. I shall write again to morrow assuming that you may be at home, on the arrival of the mail. With affectionate respect
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.