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James Madison to James Madison Hite, 25 November 1835

Novr. 25 1835.

Dear James,

I have recd. your letter by Henry. You mistake much in supposing my health to be such as when you last saw me; my debility & the effect of Rheumatism on my limbs scarcely permitting me to walk across the room; and the condition of my fingers obliging me often as in the present case to dictate to another pen, rather than force a use of my own. The appearance of the fly in the Wheat, and the damage to the corn, are complained of here as with you. The Tobacco Crop is also understood to have generally suffered much in both quality & quantity, by the wetness of the season, & by the frost; or by culling it, prematurely from a fear of it. We are glad to hear of the improved health of < Madison>, and the usual health of yr father & his family. Accept for yourself & yours, the affectionate regards of your aunt united with mine;

Draft (DLC).

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