Washington Sepr. 23rd 1831
In conformity to my promise, I applied to Mr L Lee for the information you want relative to his Fathers papers. I now enclose you his answer to my letter, in which you will find he states, that, in all probability, the information you want may be obtained without difficulty at the university.
I have not heard, as yet, from the friend in Philadelphia who has promised to give me information as to any opinion which Chief Justice Tilghman may have delivered on the other subject. So soon as I obtain it I will instantly forward to you.
My children unite in respectful & affectionate compliments to Mrs Madison & yourself, and beg me to express their thanks to you for the numerous acts of great kindness which you have both so often evinced towards us.
It will always give me inexpressible pleasure to execute any commissions here, in any shape, which you may wish attended to. I am with the highest respect & sincere regard Dr Sir Your friend & sert
RC and enclosure (DLC). The enclosure is Ludwell Lee to Ringgold, 19 Sept. 1831.