May 12. 1816
As my letters to Mr Pinkny & Mr Gallatin are partially concluded, and little is to add to that to Mr Russell I have thought that a trip to Loudoun to return on tuesday, will be no embarrassment to public concerns, and some advantage to myself.
You will, I understood, from Mr Todd, yesterday, not leave town till the last of the week. Mr Dallas leaves it on wednesday.
I saw him last night. He is perfectly well disposed, and has not, I presume, any mistaken view respecting his late clerk. I am to see him again before he goes to Phila.
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.