James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Richard Rush, 20 July 1816

Montpellier July 20. 1816

Dear Sir

As I have taken the liberty of throwing on your attention the business of fixing on a site for an Observatory at Washington, I pass the inclosed to Mr. Dallas thro’ your hands. You will see that the turn which the subject is likely to take, will relieve you from further trouble with respect to it.

I have recd. your favor of [  ]. We regret that we shall not have the pleasure of seeing you, and we trust Mrs. Rush before September. The proper indemnification for the delay, will be in our then having you the longer with us. Affece. respects

James Madison

PP: Hampton L. Carson Collection.

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