Lo 19 Feb: 1835 5 p. m.
I find there is an oppy for Letters to reach the Packet of the 16th at Portsmouth. I have therefore had my Notes on the Relations with France transferred from the Shorthand, and cover them herein. If they reach the Coffee House in time, you will get them by the same Ship that takes my Letter of the 16th.
I suppose the question of the Speakership is settled, and that by this Ship you will hear how it has gone; but I have not yet learned. In haste very faithfully Yours
RC and enclosure (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Enclosure is some notes on relations with France.