ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, December 21, 1827. Written from Montpelier, a letter to Richard Rush, the United States Secretary of the Treasury, in full: "I have rec'd the copy of your late Treasury Report, and return my thanks for the kindness to which I owe it. It is a valuable voucher for the prosperity of our commerce & our revenue, and a pleasing specimen of the ability which presides over the Department. Altho' I must be presumed to dissent from some of the positions advanced, and allowed to hesitate at some of the deductions from others, there is eno' left in the Document to claim for it the character I have given it. If it might not appear like affectation at this season of the year, I should not fail to remind you & Mrs. Rush of your long neglected promise to gratify us with a trip to our abode. The debt when paid we shall certainly claim in its accumulated amount. Mrs. Madison unites with me in this notice, and in the offer to Mrs. Rush & yourself of our sincerest regards & our best wishes." In very good to fine condition, with light creasing, and seal-related paper loss to the integral address leaf. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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