Montpr. Novr. 17. 1830
I have recd. my dear Sir your letter of the 9th. inst: and Mrs. Madison unites with me in offering congratulations on the event which it communicates, and which opens for you the welcome prospect of so much domestic happiness. The friendly feelings we have thro’ a long period entertained for you, will assure you of the sincerity with which we make the offer, and add to it, with our cordial respects to Mrs. Lee our good wishes for every blessing on you both.