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From James Madison to Edward Everett, 26 February 1825

To Edward Everett

Montpellier Feby. 26. 1825

Dear Sir

I have recd. the copy of the late anniversary Oration delivered at Plymouth1 kindly sent me: and I thank you for the pleasure its perusal has afforded. You have been very successful in the difficult task of avoiding, in so trodden a path, the footsteps which preceded you. And the value of the publication is not a little enhanced by the notes annexed to it. Be pleased to accept with my thanks the renewed assurances of my great respect & sincere esteem

James Madison

RC (MHi); draft (DLC). RC addressed and franked by JM to Everett at Boston; docketed by Everett. Minor differences between the copies have not been noted.

1Edward Everett, An Oration Delivered at Plymouth, Dec. 22, 1824 (Boston, 1825; Shoemaker description begins Richard H. Shoemaker, comp., A Checklist of American Imprints for 1820–1829 (11 vols.; New York, 1964–72). description ends 20442).

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