Richd. Decr. 12th 29
I have recd. your letter of the 7th. A former one from me will have explained the restraint, imposed on me by a rule of consistancy from interfering in behalf of Candidates for official favour. I can only therefore repeat to you the good opinion I always entertained of your personal worth, & that it will afford me pleasure at any time to know that your situation in life has been improved by propitious events. I have made known to Mr Monroe the contents of your letter but he is & has been for some days sick in bed. With esteem & friendly respects.