James Madison Papers

Henry Lee to James Madison, 12 March 1827

Chesterfield. C. H. 12th. March 1827


For your letter of the 16th. Feby I now beg leave to express my thanks, and shall take occasion shortly to add some observations, with a view of getting further information on parts of it.

I have recd such high recommendations of the bearer Mr. Clarke, an English Gentleman who is travelling for health & information; and have concieved such sincere esteem for him from an intimate acquaintance with him of some months standing, that I shall make no apology for introducing him to you, and of bespeaking for him those opportunities and attentions which his liberal and natural desire to see the patriots & sages of this Republic will render acceptable and useful to him. I remain with very sincere respect Sir, your most obt. Srvt.

H Lee

P. S. Mr. Clarkes grandfather Genl. Rockfort, was taken at the Siege of York—When a young officer.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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