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To James Madison from James Monroe, 10 May 1824

From James Monroe

Washington May 10. 1824.

Dear Sir

Mr Sullivan,1 a son of the late Governor of that name, in Massachusetts, being desirous of visiting some parts of Virga., & particularly the University, having intimated a wish that I would make him known to you, I give him with pleasure this letter of introduction. He has been here some weeks, & is well acquainted, with the state of affairs; to him therefore I refer you for such information as you may not have already acquird. With great respect & sincere regard dear Sir yours

James Monroe


1George Sullivan (1783–1866), the son of former Massachusetts governor James Sullivan (1744–1808) and a Harvard graduate, was the Massachusetts state agent in Washington pursuing the claims of the state for reimbursement for militia activity during the War of 1812 (The Bowdoin and Temple Papers, Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 7th ser., vol. 6 [Boston, 1907], 239 n.; PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:433 n. 3; Correspondence between the Agent of the Commonwealth and His Excellency the Governor, on the Subject of the Massachusetts Claim on the General Government [Boston, 1826; Shoemaker description begins Richard H. Shoemaker, comp., A Checklist of American Imprints for 1820–1829 (11 vols.; New York, 1964–72). description ends 25261]).

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