James Madison Papers

Israel Keech Tefft to James Madison, 31 July 1832

savannah 31st July 1832

Dear Sir,

Your kindness on a former occasion, emboldens me again to intrude upon your valuable time. I have in my collection of Autographs but one letter of the revered Washington; which I take the liberty herewith to enclose, and to beg you will do me the favour to look at it, and inform me, if it be genuine. I know the signature to be his, but I have some doubts as to the body of the letter, though there is, in the second page, a striking similarity in the formation of some of the letters, particularly the n’s, and to a facsimile in General Wilkinson’s memoirs.

This choice relic, I pray you will return to me when you can do so without any inconvenience to yourself I am Dear sir, With great regard, Your Obliged & Obt Servt.

I. K. Tefft


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