James Madison Papers

George Tucker to James Madison, 23 July 1833

Orange C. H. July 23. 1833

My dear Sir,

I send herewith 92 pages of my manuscript for your leisurely inspection—It is far from my wish to subject you to the trouble of criticising it, or even of investigating its accuracy—but I thought that a cursory perusal might enable you to detect gross errors, or to perceive important omissions, & might not be altogether uninteresting. There is not much which will not require retouching as to the style, for much has not been read over, but I propose to give it its last form only as the sheets are sent to the printer—it being not improbable that I shall leave out long passages & insert new ones after I have gone through the whole—I know that I will add a view of the population, resources, manners &c. of Ky. before the revolution by way of introduction, & shall also attempt the portraits of a few of Mr. Jefferson’s contemporaries, as Mr Pendleton, G. Mason &c. But these alterations as well as the division into chapters will be deferred until I am through—If you could make a pencil mark in the margin on any passage on which you would wish to make any remark, that remark may be verbally made to me when I receive the manuscript—I am very sensible of your past kindness to me as well as Mrs. Madison’s, & I beg leave to subscribe myself her & your respectful & obliged humble Servt

G. Tucker


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