University. June 17. 1836.
Having some time ago obtained your permission to inscribe my life of Mr. Jefferson to you, I herewith send you a copy of the form in which I shall execute my purpose, if no part of it is deemed objectionable by you. The printing of the 1st. vol. proceeds so slowly, in consequence of the loss of time in transmitting the proof sheets between this place & Philadelphia, it will be 3 or 4 weeks now before the whole will be printed—you will receive the volume as soon as it can be bound. Hoping to hear that you have recovered from your late malady, I subscribe myself, with compliments to Mrs. Madison & Mr. Todd, your respectful & faithful