July 22, 1825
I have delayed answering yours of May 20th in the hope of finding a private conveyance, having experienced in several instances a miscarriage of such remittances by the mail. Seeing how little chance of any other opportunity, I commit to that hazard a bank note of $10. which will discharge the debt and make up for the delay. . . .
Extract (Thomas F. Madigan Catalogue (n. d. ), white, Item No. 244).