James Madison Papers

James Madison to Henry Clay, 6 January 1828

Montpellier Jany 6. 1828

Dear Sir

I have duly recd. the copy of your Address politely forwarded to me. Altho’ I have taken no part in the depending contests and have been led to place myself publickly on that ground, I could not peruse the Appeal you have made without being sensible of the weight of testimony it exhibits, and of the eloquence by which it is distinguished.

Having occasion to write to Mr. Brougham on a subject which interests our University I take the liberty of asking your friendly attention to the letter which I inclose, I hope it may find an early conveyance from the Department of State, with despatches about to be destined for London. Should this not be the case, Mr. Brent will save you the trouble of giving the intimation, that a duplicate may seek some other channel. It is desirable that the letter should reach Mr. B with as little delay as may be. With great esteem & friendly regards

James Madison

RC (DLC: Henry Clay Papers); draft (DLC).

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