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From James Madison to Edward Everett, 20 September 1824

To Edward Everett

Montpr. Sepr. 20. 1824

[James Madison] presents1 his respects to Mr. Everett with many thanks for the eloquent and not less instructive Oration2 with which Mr. E. was so good as to favor him.

Fragment of draft (DLC). In JM’s hand and docketed on verso by him.

1Third-person greeting clipped.

2Edward Everett, An Oration Pronounced at Cambridge, before the Society of Phi Betta Kappa, August 26, 1824 (Boston, 1824; Shoemaker description begins Richard H. Shoemaker, comp., A Checklist of American Imprints for 1820–1829 (11 vols.; New York, 1964–72). description ends 16083).

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