James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James McKinney, 6 January 1823

From James McKinney

Madison Mills Jan 6th. 23.


I recd. yours this Morning & Observe the contents.1 I will call & See you as Soon as I can Which I hope will be Soon. Mr. Fray2 goes to Fredericksburg in the Morning & will be gone nearly all the week. We cannot both leave the place at the Same time. I beg you to Accept My Sincere respects

James McKinney

RC (DLC). Addressed by McKinney to JM, and marked “Zachary.”

2John Fray (1787–1880) was born in Madison County, Virginia, to Ephraim Fray, a miller. In 1810 the father sold his mill on Deep Run, known as Speedwell Mills, to John. Justice of the peace in Madison County in 1826, John Fray moved to Albemarle County in 1833 and established a mill and a general store on the north fork of the Rivanna River at Fray’s Mill, now Advance Mills (Florence Virginia Fray Lewis, comp., A History & Genealogy of John Fray (Johannes Frey) of Culpeper County, Virginia … [Ann Arbor, Mich., 1958], 15–17).

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