James Madison Papers

James Madison to the Agricultural Society of Albemarle, 7 October 1824

Ocr. 7. 1824


Having fully experienced the obstacles to my attendance at the Meetings of the Society, and aware that every day must render it less in my power, I yield to a sense of duty in resigning the presiding office conferred on me which another would fill with more advantage in every respect.

I beg the Society to be assured that in taking this step, I retain without diminution my confidence in the usefulness of the Institution, my high respect for its members, and my best wishes that their patronage of the first of the useful arts may be rewarded by every success which can be gratifying to them.

J. M.

Ocr. 6. 1824

Dr. Sir

To Peter Minor

I ask the favor of you to deliver to the Agricultural Socy. the inclosed letter of resignation, & to accept my respects & good wishes

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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