James Madison Papers

Peter S. Du Ponceau to James Madison, 4 January 1826

Philada. 4 Jany 1826

Dear Sir

General Lafayette is very anxious to possess a Work which he thus describes:

"Mr Madison’s Report on the federal Constitution, a work in which his opinion of federal & state rights is clearly expressed." I presume he means your Report of the Year 1798.

I have enquired of all our Booksellers for this work & have not been able to find it in this City. I would, & the General also would take it as a great favor, if you could inform me whether it is yet in print, & where a Copy can be obtained. It is my misfortune not to be possessed of it, therefore I do not know where it was printed. I have the honor to be With the highest veneration & respect Sir Your most obedt humble servt

Peter S. du Ponceau

Will you be so good as to present my best respects to Mrs Madison

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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