James Madison Papers

James Madison to William P. Duval, 11 January 1827

Montpr. Jany 11. 1827

Dear Sir

I recd some days ago your kind letter of Novr. 14. I had never been acquainted with the circumstances which led to my Nephew’s loss of his place; tho’ I could not but believe that they must have involved an apparent, rather than real misconduct as the cause. It is a great satisfaction to me, and of course to those still more nearly related to him, to have your testimony in his favor, added to the public suffrage given in the election of him into your Council. We are all much indebted for the promised continuance of your friendship, of which I flatter myself, he will feel redoubled motives to prove himself worthy. I pray you Sir, to be assured, Sir, of my esteem, and friendly regards.

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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