May 31. 1832
I have recd. your letter of May 22d. & thank you for the interest you kindly take in my health. For several years it has not been good; During the present, I have been suffering from a severe Rheumatism which has confined me to the house, & the addition of bilious fever has for many days, confined me to my bed The fever is leaving me but with less of strength to struggle agt. the Rheumatism.
I return the letter from Genl. Smith as you desire.
I have been too much indisposed to examine and compare the details of the several plans for adjusting the question of the Tariff. I wish sincerely the result in Congress may be such as to put an <e>nd to the discords which has given <so> serious an aspect to the affairs of our Country. Be pleased to accept Sir my respects & good wishes