James Madison Papers

James Madison to Chester Bailey, 26 April 1826

Apl. 26. 1826

I have just recd. yr letr. of 12. postmarked 22. It is proper that I sd acknowledge the friendly views you have mingled with the other considns. which led to the painful communication it makes. I shall write to yr. debtor, & press on him, the immediate return you advise & promise to promote. Shd. the want of a sum for his travelling expences be an obstacle, you will oblige me by advancing as much. It shall be speedily replaced. The amt. due for his board & bill, will be a subject for imediate considn. on his arrival. It will be my wish to enable him to do what is right as soon as possible, but the call being unforeseen, is not within the pecuniary arrangements for which I am prepared; Delay therefore will be unavoidable. But whatever it may be, it can not be worse than the prospect from any disagreeable resort, as an alternative on the spot. With friendly respects

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