James Madison Papers

James Madison to Lafayette, 21 August 1824

Aug. 21. 1824

I this instant learn my dear friend, that you have safely reached the shores, where you will be hailed by every voice of a free people. That of no one, as you will believe, springs more from the heart than mine. May I not hope that the course of your movements will give me an opportunity of proving it, by the warmth of my embrace on my own threshold. Make me happy by a line to that effect when you can snatch a moment for a single one, from the eager gratulations pouring in upon you—With constant affection Yours

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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