James Madison Papers

James Madison to Francis Eppes, 18 April 1827

montpr. Apl. 18. 1827

Dr Sir

I did not receive till yesterday yours of the 2d inst. I lose no time in complying with its request by the inclosed line of introduction to Govr Duval, the only person in that quarter to whom I cd. address one. He will be more than sufficient to afford you friendly attentions as far as you may have occasion for them. He is a highly estimable man & probably known to you thro’ his connections in Virga. as you will of course be to him thro’ yours.

The only drawback I feel from the pleasure I take in the letter I write is in the inference from yours, and from the newspapers that Virga. is threatened with the loss of a Citizen of a class she can so little spare. I offer my best wishes at the same time that should such be the event, you will be as much a gainer as your adopted Sphere will be by your removal


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