James Madison Papers

Isaac A. Coles to James Madison, 9 August 1827

Enniscorthy Augt. 9th 1827.

Dear Sir,

Yours of the 3d inst: reached me by the mail of yesterday, inclosing one from my Brother in which he directs me to return you the amount of your check, what I would now do if the sum was not unfortunately an inconvenient one for a letter—Mr & Mrs Stevenson, my sister Betsey & myself propose however, on our return from the Springs, to accept of your kind Invitation to Montpellier, where a more convenient opportunity will be afforded me of complying with my Brothers wishes

My friends all left me some days ago for the White Sulphur where I expect to join them on Monday next. I am happy to inform Mrs Madison that Mrs Stevenson’s health was so much improved during her stay here, that more than one day was fixed on for a visit to Montpellier & that Accident alone prevented her from paying her respects to her. We were all greatly grieved to learn from Mr Cabell on his return Home that you had been so much indisposed while at the University. I ask to be presented in the kindest manner to Mrs Madison—& am with Constant and devoted attachment, ever truly yrs

I. A. Coles

RC (ICHi). Docketed by JM.

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