James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James P. Preston, [19 May] 1818

To James P. Preston

[19 May 1818]


I have duly recd. your letter of the 18th. of March with the commission to which it refers; and shall duly attend to the trust which it assigns to me. Very respectfully

James Madison

RC (Vi: Executive Papers). Undated. Addressed by JM to Preston at Richmond and franked. Conjectural date assigned on the basis of cover marked, “Orange C H Va. 19 May.” Cover docketed by Preston, “Expresident Madisons Acceptance of the Appt. of Commissionr for the University Recd May 22nd 1818.”

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