James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 3 November 1827

Montpr. Novr 3. 1827

Dear Sir

Mr. Sparks having in his hands some papers he was to forward to me, I requested him to avail himself of the opportunity by Col. Peyton, who had mentioned to me his intended trip to Boston. I find by a letter from Mr. Sparks that he put the packet into the hands of Mr. Coolidge, for Col. Peyton; and by a letter from Col. P. that owing to the state of the weather, & the circumstances of his departure, the opportunity by him was lost. It is probable that Mr. C. finding this to be the case, returned the papers to Mr. S. The time elapsed without my receiving them, or hearing any thing further concerning them, induces me <to> ask whether any thing has incidentally come to your knowledge on the subject. It is quite probable that nothing has: but I take the chance of its being otherwise. Affectionate salutations

James Madison

RC (PPL); draft (DLC).

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