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Edward Coles On Acct with James Madison For a check on the Bank of Va inclosed I. A. Coles in payment of Bank Stock--being $16:00 over and above the amt. due for Id. Stocke 16:00 Cr By cash enclosed 16:00 00:00 Ms (DLC) .
It was my intention to have seen or written to you before this. But I was detained in Richd. by a bilious attack, and since my arrival here I have been in daily expectation of a visit from Mr. Stevenson, who promised me to be here, and to accompany me on a visit to you & Mrs. Madison. By this days mail I got a letter from him in which he informed me he should be compelled to postpone his visit...
Mr. Birkbeck, a very extensive, and one of the most scientific and best practical agriculturalists of England, not liking the present state of things here, and having a very exalted opinion of our Country, and being also a great admirer of its political institutions, has determined to remove to and settle in it with his Family. Knowing your partiality for agriculture, I take the liberty of...
On a recent occasion, when one of the States of the Union promulgated doctrines subversive of the principles of the Constitution, and assumed an attitude which endangered the peace of the Confederation, you stepped forward from your retirement in a manner creditable to your head & heart to correct the aberration, and explain that constitutional Chart of which you had been the chief draftsman....
I send you enclosed two communications of the Governor, & a report of a Committee of the Legislature of Illinois, in relation to the right of the States to the public Lands situated within them. The great interest felt by many Citizens in this and other States in which the U. S. claim the soil, and the apprehension of the consequences which may result from a conflict between the States...
Thinking it possible, my dear Sir, you may not wish others to see what I am now about to take the liberty of writing to you, and if it should not be entirely agreeable to you that you can the more readily throw it into the fire and think no more of a thing which is known only to you and myself, I am induced to add, on a seperate sheet, that I have frequently thought of what passed in...
I should have had this pleasure sooner, but for a severe cold, which confined me to the house for near a week, prevented me calling on Messrs Key & Biddle, agreeably to the request contained in your letter of the 16th ulto. Enclosed I send you their Receipt for your subscription to the American Quarterly Review for the next year. We were much gratifyed to learn that you and Mrs Madison had...
I have only time to enclose you my late message to the Legislature–and to say that I expect to setout in a day or two for Albemarle, and hope to have the pleasure of seeing you and Mrs Madison about the 20th of January, when I trust I shall have the happiness of finding you both in good health. Your friend RC ( ICHi ).
My friend Mr Robert C. Winthrop, a son of the Lieut: Governor of Massachusetts, being desirous of seeing Virginia, and particularly anxious to become personally acquainted with you, I take the liberty of introducing him, and his Lady, and Miss Gardner, by whom he is accompanyed, to you and Mrs. Madison I avail myself of this occasion to send you and Mrs Madison a lithographic likeness recently...
You will doubtless be surprised to find that I am here. It was my intention to have remained in Illinois until next winter, but circumstances, which I will explain when I have the pleasure of seeing you, induced me very suddenly to change my determination, and to come on by the most direct route to this place. I shall remain here and in NewYork until some time about the first of May, when I...