James Madison Papers

James Madison to Gales & Seaton, 30 November 1825

Montpellier Novr. 30. 1825


I have received yours of the 26. inclosing a publication charging Mr. King with being a party to a very extraordinary invitation thro’ Baron Steuben, to Prince Henry of Prussia.

Whatever pleasure I might take in gratifying your wishes, I have not, in this case, the means of indulging it. As may well be supposed, I was not of the number to whom such a project, if real, would have been disclosed. I was not even a member of Congress either in the year 1786 or the two preceding years; being in the service of the State during that period. Nor have I at present any recollections of what may have found its way into rumour that would enable me to throw light on the subject. With esteem & good wishes

James Madison

RC (owned by Robert F. Batchelder, Ambler, Pa., ); draft (DLC).

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