James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Dinsmore, [ca. 24 April 1809]

To James Dinsmore

[ca. 24 April 1809]


I have recd. your letter of the 17th.1 and will attend to the bill of Articles inclosed in it. I can furnish you with the $500 whenever you chuse to draw on me, or to signify that it be sent. ⟨You⟩ may dispose of the Porch at the S. W. end of the House as my Mother pleases. The area to the S. Wing may be omitted; but Mr. Chisolm, must run up the wall so as to have a proper face, when the area shall be formed. Accept my respects

James Madison

Printed facsimile (University Archives 120 [1995], item 79). Undated; date assigned here on the assumption that this is the letter of 24 Apr. 1809 acknowledged by Dinsmore on 4 May 1809 (PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 1:165). Addressee not indicated but identified as Dinsmore on the basis of his letters to JM of 20 Apr. and 4, 16, and 26 May 1809 (ibid., 1:126–27, 165, 188, 205–6).

1Letter not found. JM may have been referring to Dinsmore’s letter of 20 Apr. 1809 (ibid., 1:126–27).

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