James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Alexander J. Dallas, 16 April 1815

Montpelier Apl. 16. 1815

Dear Sir

I receive by the Mail of this morning your two letters of the 13 & 14. The letter for Genl. Jackson, cannot be improved, and I lose no time in returning it. The cases recommended by Gen. Scott for brevets, are strong ones, and I suppose can not well be rejected. I am aware with you however that these honorary commissions already so much multiplied, are in danger of losing their value. If you think it advisable, the cases may lie over, till a fuller estimate can be made of this danger. Affe. respects

James Madison


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