James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Petr Ivanovich Poletika, 10 June 1819

From Petr Ivanovich Poletika

Washington City 10th June 1819.


Being very desirous to Express to you those Sentiments of particular regard and esteem I have always felt for your eminent qualities in private and public life but which I could not manifest to you with propriety while you were filling the Exalted Station of the first Magistrate of this Country, I beg you to grant me leave to pay you a visit at your residence in company with a countrymen [sic] of mine who is very ambitious of being introduced to you. Meanwhile I request you to have the goodness to present my most cordial and respectful compliments to Mrs. Madison. I have the honor to be with the highest consideration Sir Your most humble obedient Servant

P. Polética

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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