James Madison Papers

James Madison to Byrd C. Willis, 13 October 1826

Montpr. Ocr. 13. 1826

Dear Sir

I recd. by the last mail, yours of Sepr. 15. and have written as you desired to the Secy. of War, on the subject of your son George. I wish that room may be found for him at West point, and that the result may fulfil all the parental wishes, he will carry with him.

It must afford pleasure to all your friends, that the spot you have chosen for your future home has so many fertile charms in it: A picture of the scene here for the present year at least would be a contrast to that with you, the season, with scattered exceptions, having been unfavorable to every article, more especially that of wheat, the article most relied on for pecuniary wants. Mrs. Madison returns her affectionate good wishes for Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Menat. I join her in them, as she joins me, in cordial regard for yourself, and all others around you

Draft (DLC).

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