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From James Madison to Alexander James Dallas, 8 June 1816

Montpelier Saturday morning June 8. 1816

Dear Sir

I have recd. & thank you for the letters for Hamburg & Bremen, which will be transmitted from the Dept. of State. We ended our journey last evening. With the exception of a short pelting shower on the day we set out, the weather & the roads were peculiarly favorable. I found the prospects of the farmers generally far better than I had expected; The wheat fields much better, untill I reached my own neighbourhood, where the Hessian fly has done considerable injury, tho’ much less than was reported; and the injury has been in some degree also mitigated by late rains. Affectionate respects

James Madison


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