James Madison Papers

David M. Randolph to James Madison, 7 December 1829

Washington 7th December 1829

Dear Sir,

Reduced in my worldly possessions, to that of integrity of character only, (as I humbly hope in your estimation) and favored as I am by the kind disposition of his Excellency General Jackson, to reinstate me in the confidence of our Country, I shall take it as an act of singular kindness, if you would promote my purpose, or, otherwise, as shall be your pleasure; in so far as to commit to writing, your feelings on the occasion———And, presuming on your goodness, I now further ask of you, to procure a similar favor from Mr. Monroe———An occasion happening several years ago, produced from Judge Marshall, Washington, Duval, Mr. Call, Mr. Wickham and Mr. Saunders of Williamsburg, a similar testimonial. To such valuable evidence, in my present circumstances, I shall be highly gratified to add your joint, or several opinions, according to the convictions of your own honorable minds—Assuring you in any event, a reply will be equally satisfactory to your very respectable friend and fellow citizen

D M Randolph


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