Montpellier Jany 25. 1827
I avail myself of your promised kindness, by troubling you with the inclosed power, to receive the dividend due to the Estate of James Madison decd. I observe that in the evidence of Executorship, the Clerk has not affixed to his name the seal of the Court. As he has done it in the case of the Justice of peace, who recognizes the Executorship under his seal, the omission may be got over. Should it not be so, I must ask the favor of you to return the document, that the formality may be supplied. With great & friendly esteem
RC (PHi: Anthony Morris Collection); draft (DLC).