James Madison Papers

James Monroe to James Madison, 10 September 1829

Oak hill Sepr 10. 1829.

Dear sir

I am anxious to know the state of your health, & whether it is such, as will enable you to attend the convention. I most earnestly hope that you will be able to attend it, for if I go, I shall be much gratified to meet you there, and whether I do or not, I am satisfied that your presence, altho you might take no part, in the discussion, would have a very useful effect. My health since, we parted, has been very weak, and often affected, with slight bilious attacks, which altho’ removed with prompt remedies, have nevertheless kept me, in the state in which you saw me. At this time, it is rather better, than it has been, and the prospect is favorable, of my being able to attend, but this will depend, on their being no future impediment. Mrs Monroe intended to accompany me, but this is now renderd impossible, since her state at best, will only be such, as to justify my leaving her, under the care of our daughter Mrs Hay. We hope that Mrs Madison enjoys good health, to whom present, the best regards of our whole family. Very sincerely I am dear sir your friend—

James Monroe

Still I would risk nothing—


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