Thomas Jefferson Randolph to James Madison

my dear sir

Dr Dunglison is the bearer of a cane a legacy left you by my dear grandfather, as a token of that intimate friendship which had so long existed between you. The Dr can give you more fully than I could do in a letter any details interesting to a friend, which you might desire to hear. May I ask in the name of my mother and her family that in your visits to the University that you will continue to make Monticello your head quarters. Accept the assurance of my highest admiration and my most devoted attachment

with respect your &c.
Th: J. Randolph
RC (DLC: James Madison Papers); at foot of text: “James Madison Es Montpelier”; endorsed by Madison: “Randolph Ths Jefferson July 8—1826.”