Washington December 1. 1815
I Can not leave the City, without conveying to you the gratitude I feel for your kindness in presenting my application for the Post office at Albany to the Honble. the Post master General.
I Considered my Self warranted in makeing the Same direct to you, from the assurance Mr. Blackledge of N. Carolina gave me, you would aid me if oppertunity offerred.
I regret Extremely I had not the time and Season presented to me, to be regularly introduced and paying you and Mrs. Madison my greatest respects. My Son Charles James Madison, wished to have his also presented. I am Compelled ⟨?⟩ Leave town in the ⟨?⟩ shall I think forward from the City of Newyork and Albany such respectable recommendations as will procure me the favor of your Consideration, and I hope your influence to my appointment. With Respectfull Esteem I am Sir Your Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of James Madison.