Montpr. Decr. 30. 1826
I have recd. Sir, under your cover the speech you delivered in the Senate of the U.S. 11th. of Apl. last, on the Judiciary Bill. Without undertaking to weigh & compare the considerations urged on different sides of the subject, I may safely say that you maintained that which you expressed with an ability & form which did justice to it. With my thanks for your polite attention, and apology for a delay of them, wch could not be avoided, I tender you Sir, the expression of my great consideration & respect
Draft (DLC). "Misendorsed Langdon Woodbury."