James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin H. Rand, 16 December 1821

From Benjamin H. Rand

Philadelphia 16th. Decr 1821.


I have just Published an elegant Edition of the Farewell Address of the late President Washington.1 If you will condescend to give a Copy of it a place in your Library, you will confer a particular favour on Your Obedient & Very Humble Servant

B. H. Rand2

The Work alluded to I have forwarded to the care of Mr Wm Browne of Georgetown D.C.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Rand’s engraved broadside of Washington’s Farewell Address to the People of the United States is one of many of his printed works described in Ray Nash, American Penmanship, 1800–1850: A History of Writing and a Bibliography of Copybooks from Jenkins to Spencer (Worcester, Mass., 1969), 103.

2Benjamin Howard Rand (1792–1862) was a professional teacher of penmanship who published twenty-six copybooks and manuals on the subject (ibid., 20–21).

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