Washington City. Nov 22 1823.
When I had the pleasure of seeing you in the Spring I think you mentioned that you were without the Sickle pear which is esteemed as the most delicious fruit of that kind.
I lately selected a few of them at a nursery near Philada. which are now on their way by water to this place—
Will you do me the favor to say to whose address at Fredericks burgh I shall forward them in order to their reaching you.
Mrs. Nourse & her sisters as well as Mr. Morris beg to be presented most kindly to Mrs. Madison & yourself. With the greatest respect I remain Yr mt Obed S<rt>
Chas. J Nourse