James Madison Papers

Robert H. Goldsborough to James Madison, 15 December 1835

Washington Decr 15th 1835.

Dear Sir.

Since my arrival here I received from Mr Charles Vaughan of Hallowell, State of Maine, a paper of the finest kind of Cuba Tobacco Seed, which has been recently sent to him by a friend at the Havanna—and he desired me to distribute it in any way that I thought it could be most gratifying and useful—enjoining it upon me at the same time, that I should first present a portion of it to You as a token of his high respect for your eminent Public Services.

I obey this injunction with great pleasure, and have now the honor to transmit to You a portion of this valued Seed, which I pray You to receive from Mr Vaughan as evidence of his unabated admiration for your Character, accompanied with every consideration and respect of my own. Sincerely wishing that your dignified decline in life may be as full of ease, tranquility, and comfort as your more vigorous manhood was of fame and honors, I have the honor to be Dear Sir yr obt & very Humbe Sert

Robt H Goldsborough


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