James Madison Papers

James Madison to Francis Walker Gilmer, 26 April 1824

Montpr. Apl. 17 1824

Dr Sir

I recd. by the last mail yours of the 9th. and inclose the requested letter to Mr. Rush. I have not added one to Sr. Js. Mackintosh: believing that what I have said in reference to him & yourself, through Mr. Rush will derive from his communications whatever effect could be hoped from a direct letter from myself; at the same time that whilst it avoids a liberty, which in a perfect stranger might possibly have an intrusive appearance.

As you will receive from Mr. Jefferson on paper or orally a full explanation of the sentiments & views of the Visitors; I limit myself to assurances of my cordial esteem, with my best wishes, that your Mission may be as successful, as I doubt not your efforts will be calculated to make it; and afford you every personal gratification which you can anticipate

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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