Washington, May 17th. 1831
My dear Sir,
Allow me to bring myself again to your kind recollection in the introduction of my friends Doctor Rd. Harlan and Mr. Wm Norris of Philadelphia—These gentlemen are traveling for amusement and in pursuit of interesting objects of natural science
They are not willing to pass near you without making their personal respects to yourself and Mrs. Madison—
I pray you to do me the honor of presenting my most respectful compliments to Mrs. Madison and to accept for yourself the renewed assurance of my most perfect respect and sincere regard—
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.