§ From Valentín de Foronda
26 August 1809, Philadelphia. Takes the liberty of writing to JM as a learned, philosophical man who has treated Foronda well on three occasions in Washington. Has printed a little pamphlet on the Spanish constitution, of which he sends JM two copies as a token of his gratitude.1
RC (MiU-C). 1 p. In Spanish. This letter may have been mistakenly dated 26 Aug. 1810 in the lists probably made by Peter Force (DLC, series 7, container 2). Calendared at that date as a letter not found in 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 , 2:512.
1. Foronda very likely forwarded copies of the first edition of his pamphlet Apuntes ligeros sobre la nueva constitución, proyectada por la Magestad de la Junta Suprema Española, y reformas que intenta hacer en las leyes. A revised version was printed in Philadelphia in September 1809 (Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 17523).