House of Rep: 27th Dec 1830
Your favour has been rd respecting the books & message sent you by Wm. Emmons. His Brother the doctr is in the City & I will consult him what disposition to make of the Books—I am extremely sorry that Wm. Emmons should be troubling you with his Books & He deserves to have them put into the fire. I have no doubts such things are one of the greatest curses that a distinguished Citizen meets with in retirement. If he has involved himself in debts let him extricate himself—
I passed your house on my way here & was truely sorry I could not stop & See you—your sincere & devoted friend
Rh. M. Johnson
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.