Albany. 10. Nov. 1829
I have taken the liberty of forwarding for your acceptance, the accompanying memorial of the late DeWitt Clinton.
His talents, services, and character have rendered his name illustrious in the history of new york—The possession of this trifling Tribute by you, whose name, united with other remnants of an heroic age, have shed a glory over the political history of America, will be to me a matter highly gratifying.
Your acknowledgment of the receipt of this letter will be a source of pride & gratulation. With great esteem & respect.
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.