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To James Madison from David Humphreys, 5 March 1816

New Haven March 5th. 1816


I take the liberty of introducing Mr. Pollard of Boston, a gentleman of considerable literary taste & acquirements, who is travelling for the first time as far South as the City of Washington. His object is to see the Country & become somewhat more acquainted with its Inhabitants. Your pardoning this liberty is the rather to be hoped for, from a consideration of my not having before trespassed on your time in this way; as well as from a reluctance to abuse your indulgence, in future.

My best respects are tendered to Mrs. Madison, with the assurances of the sentiments of the high consideration & esteem, with which, I have the honour to be Sir:, Your mo. obdt. & very humble Servt.

D. Humphreys

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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