Dept. of State 28th. Augt. 1816
Mr Monroe wrote me from your House on the 20th. that copies of certain Letters in the Dept. were to be sent to you. By some accident however his Letter was delayed so that I did not get it until late the day before yesterday. I now enclose Copies* of all these Letters except the official Letter to Mr. Harris, that I hope to be able to send on to you tomorrow.
To these Papers I add an Extract from a Letter I have just received from Mr. Shaler. Should you think it of any importance, you will perhaps forward it on to Mr Monroe. Most Respectfully I am Dear Sir Your obt. Hble. Sert.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.