Fredg. 9th. March 1831.
The inclosed letter was handed to me by Mr. Verplanck Member of Congress from the City of New York, to be sent or delivered to you together with, a package, which I suppose the letter describes. It is about 12 inches square, and Mr. Verplanck, cautioned me against, doubling or folding it so that it cannot be sent by the conveyance which takes this communication Will you if an opportunity should occur, from your neighbourhood have it called for at my house. In the mean time, if I should, find any I will send it. With the assurance of my highest esteem & respect I am Sir Yr. Obt. Servt.
Jno. M. Patton
RC and enclosure (DLC). Docketed by JM. The enclosure is Gulian C. Verplanck to JM, 3 Mar. 1831.