8 Market Street NewYork 5th Mo 27th. 1833
It would have afforded gratification to have personally presented the letter of introduction on the other half sheet which I had anticipated doing, having promised to myself a visit to Virginia and had progressed as far South as Washington where I was detained eleven days, nine of them in consequence of my Son having caught the Smallpox or what is here termed Valairoid. My object in going to the State of Virginia was to attend the Yearly Meeting, and as that for this State commences to day which I was desirous of attending makes it somewhat improbable my getting as far South as Virginia, I therefore think it best to forward the letter of introduction, and I may say I feel much obliged to the writer of it & believe that thou wouldst have given me any advice which I stood in need of, with these views I bid thee farewell & subscribe myself thy friend
Jas. C Fuller
RC and enclosure (DLC). Enclosure is a copy of George Joy to James Madison, 7 Mar. 1833. Note on address sheet, J. C. Harris to [Dolley P.] Madison.