James Madison Papers

James Madison to Robert Lewis, 10 November 1824

Montpr Novr 10. 1824

Dear Sir

Mr. Myers duly delivered your Letter of the 8th. conveying to me the invitation of the "Joint Come. of the Common Hall & Citizens of Fredg" to be with them at a dinner to be given to Genl La fayette

Uniting with the Common Hall & Citizens in all their grateful sentiments towards Genl. La Fayette, it wd. afford me much pleasure to unite also in the proposed festive manifestation of them. Several circumstances however concur in putting this out of my power. I can only therefore return my best thanks for the mark of kind attention I have recd. and enjoy the opportunities within my reach of taking part in the Offerings of gratitude to a Champion of Liberty & national Benefactor whom every american Citizen delights to honor.

Be pleased to accept Sir the acknowledgments I owe for your expression of personal regard, & to be assured to my sincere esteem and my friendly wishes.

Draft (DLC).

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