Montpellier Jany. 5. 1836.
I have received Sir your letter of Decr. 27th. requesting autograph names to repair the loss of a collection you had made for a gentleman of distinguished standing in the British Parliament.
On recurring to my files, I find they have been so far exhausted by applications of a like sort, that I can promise from them no aid for your purpose. With respect
(signed) James Madison
FC (DLC). Addressed to Fitzwilliams in " Care of Wm. T. Otto, Esqr., No 139. Arch Street Philadelphia."