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To James Madison from Aaron Burr, 9 October 1800

From Aaron Burr

NYork 9 Oct. 1800

Dear Sir,

As Mr. Alston is already known to you no introduction or recommendation from me can be requisite. I have great pleasure however in expressing the high opinion which I entertain of his character and his talents. He is justly considered as a great acquisition to the Cause of republicanism.

I had not the pleasure to see your friend Talliafero. The letter which you did me the favor to write in his behalf1 was left at my house by, I know not whom, some months after it’s date.

Our friends in maryland seem to despair of a single Vote for Mr. Jefferson in that State. I[t] will be some Consolation to you & them to lea[r]n that he will have all the Votes of R. Island. Nothing can be pronounced of Jersey but every thing may be hoped. I am Dear Sir with great respect your assured friend & st

A; Burr

RC (CtY). Docketed by JM.

1Letter not found.

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