Being anxious that [my] [en]closed letter to Mr. Law[re]nce should [have] a safe, as well as [sp]eedy conveyance, I must ask the favor of you, to give [th]e best within the opportunity [by the mails] from the Dept. of State. [off]ering you at the same time [a]n assurance of my cordial [es]teem & good wishes.
Draft (DLC). Covers James Madison to William Beach Lawrence, August 1828.