James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Michael Smith, 8 August 1815

ca. 8 August 1815

Dear Sir pardon this liberty

My name is Smith, a native of Pennsylvania--came from the province of upper Canada since the war with my little family by obtaining a passport. I live in Richmond,--am a Minister of the gospel in the Baptist church,--am on a tour of Preaching--was at a meeting-house near your Brother’s on Sabbath, who invited me home with him. I there expressed a desire to visite you and your mother, who, I hear is religious. Mr. Madison intimated that my visit would not be disagreeable to you. I am to Preach at the new meeting-house in the vicinity on Sabbath, and have come to see you with my family, hoping it will not be an intrusion, as you have now a vacation from public buisness. I am with much esteem yours

M. Smith

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