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From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 21 July 1810

To Albert Gallatin

Montpelier July 21. 1810

Dear Sir

I recd. your favor written the day before your intended departure from Washington, and complied with its contents.

The inclosed letter from Dr. Bache,1 has just come to hand. I can not do better with it, than to give you an opportunity of extending to a distressed family, whatever accomodations may be permitted, by fidelity to the public interest. You will be the better judge of the case, as a report of it from Grymes, or his successor, will doubtless have been forwarded to you.

We must allow Gelston, his reasonable expences at least. Every thing relating to Spanish America, is too important to be subjected to a Minute Œconomy; or even to unnecessary delays. Accept my respects & best wishes

James Madison

RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers). Cover marked “private” by JM.

1Letter not found. William Bache’s letter related Mary Jones’s complaints about the conduct of Philip Grymes, U.S. attorney at New Orleans (see Elizabeth House Trist to JM, 18 July 1810; JM to Trist, 25 July 1810; and JM to Gallatin, 26 July 1810).

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