James Madison Papers

James Madison to Thomas G. Addison, 27 August 1830

Montpellier Aug. 27. 1830.


Your letter of the 20th. having passed on to Charlottesville instead of stopping here at Orange Ct House, has been but just recd. I doubt not the truth of every thing stated in the communication which pleads for the object you have at heart. But having been constrained to adopt a rule not permitting me to interpose in the manner you request, and having declined to do so in instances of pressing kinds, you will be sensible that I can only express a wish that your success may be found compatible with the views of those on whom it depends. With friendly respects

James Madison.


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