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James Madison to William C. Preston, 22 February 1836

Feby. 22. 36.

Dear Sir

Your letter introducing the Earl of Selkirk was duly delivered and I soon found that his intelligence, and social merits—justified the reception asked for him.

Mrs. Madison and myself cannot forego the occasion to thank you for the kind & friendly terms in which you express your sentiments towards us, & to assure you that there are affectionate reminiscences between the two families which will always cherish our best wishes for every member of yours, and especially for yourself.

Should your journeyings at any time make a call for Mrs. Preston & yourself convenient, you will not doubt the pleasure with which you will be welcomed at Montpellier. With cordial respects & salutations.

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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