James Madison Papers

James Madison to Robert Treat Paine, 23 March 1832

Montpellier Mar. 23. 1832

Dear Sir

I have recd. your favor of the 19th. & am much indebted for the trouble you have taken in determining the Lat: & Long of Montpellier, a scientific distinction not before conferred on it.

I have recd. also the 2. pamphlets by Mr Gray, for which I owe you my thanks. "The Oration" proves that his talents were not unequal subject & the occasion, signal as these were. The "letter to Govr. Lincoln", seems to have very ably handled its subject, the latter branch of which, is a knotty one in all seminaries disclaiming Religious Sectarianism.

I am very sensible of the kindness which sympathises with my Rheumatic condition. It still keeps me a prisoner, with my lower limbs & my hands much crippled.

Mrs. M. & our Son unite with me in the respects & cordial salutations I pray to to accept



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