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(DLC : Madison Miscellany (from lists probably made by Peter Force))
The Revd. Mr. Smith begs leave to return his thanks to Mr. Madison for the valuable books sent to him. He hopes that Mr. Madison may soon recover from his present indisposition and enjoy all happiness here & hereafter— RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
I have recd. yours of the 30th Jany. communicating the decision of Mr Lomax, to accept the office of Judge in the Genl. Ct, & proposing to retain the professorship in the University, with liberty to perform the duties of the other trust, till the end of the current session. I entirely concur with you, in the sentiment which you have expressed, which is to comply with his proposal. RC ( MHi :...
I have just received from Mr. Wm. Allen of Fredericksburg, the sum of one hundred and twenty Dollars, with a request that it may be deposited in this office to the credit of Edward Coles. At the request of the same gentleman I have now to inform you that I have done so. With much respect, I am, Sir, Your obedt. Serv. RC (DLC) .
I find that I omitted to send you a copy of my letter to Genl Jackson, yesterday, as I intended, & therefore, now enclose it. Perhaps I have sent some other paper, in which case be so good as to retain it till we meet. Sincerely yours RC ( DLC ).
Permit me to present to your acquaintance Mr Owen, who proposes to make a visit to you & Mr Jefferson. Of his character for benevolence & useful improv’ments I need say nothing to you. With sincere regard dear Sir yours RC ( DLC ).
Mr Hamilton of S. C. has the honor to enclose to Mr Madison that which has scarcely any other value than as furnishing the occasion of his transmitting him a token of his veneration and regard. Mr Hamilton has the further gratification to acknowledge Mr Madisons favor of the 30th Dec. and thanks him for the kind terms in which he is pleased to speak of a performance which in Mr H.’s estimation...
The pleasure of your Company is requested at a Dinner to our fellow Citizen James Barbour Esquire at the Eagle Hotel on the 21st. Inst at 4 Oclock PM. RC (DLC) . Docketed by JM.
As a body united in the name of the Franklin Literary Society of Randolph Macon College for our mutual improvement and the promotion of literary knowledge—and considering honorary members highly accessary to the accomplishment of these ends, we have taken the liberty to elect you as an honorary member of the above named Society. We do assure you we shall feel ourselves highly honored by your...
Mr James Madison 1834 To James Shepherd Dr June 14 To 13th Sole pr Mr Brockman 1/6 $325 " " 1 Side Red Leather Ao 16/6 2,75 July 12 " 2 tt Sole Leather oiled for 15 " 11 3/4 tt Harness ⅌ Ben —,50 15 " 11 3/4 tt Sole ⅌ Mr Brock 1/6 2,94 $ 9, 44 1835 Sept 28th Recd payt of Mr Sim Brockman by James V. Shepherd RC ( ViU ).
Your favr. of the 12th. inst. was this moment recd. & I hasten to say in reply to it that your declining to receive the C. seed I promised, will subject me to no sort of inconvenience. I am indeed glad that you have met with an oppo. of obtaining a supply elsewhere. Your Fd. & Sert. RC ( DLC ).
I hope I shall be excused for asking your perusal of the enclosed work upon the Constitution of the United States. It is intended principally for the use of Colleges and schools where the subject has hitherto been much neglected, so that few persons besides lawyers pretend to have any knowledge of the Constitution. At the present time it is peculiarly important that this instrument should be...
Mr Elliott Cresson a very respectable citizen of Philadelphia, with whom I became acquainted there, this sumr, has requested me to give him an introduction to you, which I do with pleasure. He has travelled much in foreign countries, & has acquired much information on interesting subjects, and enjoys the reputation of, & is I think, a worthy man. RC (DLC) .
After a diligent search among the files of this Department, and a personal inspection of the letter books the only document I could find of those referred to by you was Armstrong’s letter to Jackson of May 28th 1814— That I think you are in possession of. If not, and you wish it, or indeed any other paper belonging to the Department I will most gladly send you. I beg to offer you an assurance...
Letter not found. [16 July 1818]. Offered for sale in Robert F. Batchelder Catalog 42 [1983], item 373, where it is described as an undated, one-page autograph letter, signed, requesting “the information he [JM] was good enough to promise respecting the various essays as well as the particulars connected with their first publication.” Conjectural date assigned on the basis of JM to Paulding,...
¶From James Monroe. Letter not found. 22 September 1820 . Offered for sale in The Collection of Autographs of Hon. James T. Mitchell (Stan. V. Henkels Catalogue No. 731 [1894], 77).
We much regret your being prevented coming here by indisposition, but hope for the pleasure of soon hearing of your amendment. My Son Rutson having a particular desire to pay his respects to that antient friend of his father whose name is so familiar to him, is the occasion of this. My daughter joins me in cordial salutations and best wishes to you, Mrs Madison and Mr Tod. Yours most sincerely...
I inclose to you a letter to my worthy friend Mrs. M. It will give you both all the occurrences of my family & friends in this quarter. I think about this time you have arrived at your four score years. I congratulate you that from appearances when I had the pleasure of seeing you, your strength of body & mind, you may live Many years to enjoy life, be a comfort to your family & friends, and a...
Capt. Chapman of the Royal Artillery and Mr. Gd. Ralston of Philadelphia take the liberty of forwarding the enclosed letters to Mr. Madison and propose having the honor of paying their respects to him tomorrow morning. RC ( DLC ). Year not indicated; conjectural year assigned based on JM ’s docket. One of the enclosed letters was Thomas Law to JM , 22 Dec. 1823 .
I should not again have trespass’d upon your goodness, did not a sense of propriety (in my humble judgement) compell an acknowledgement of the receipt of your much esteemed favor of the 3d. Ulto., & at same time to tender my most gratefull thanks for your very polite attention to myself, & kind wishes express’d, in regard to my son. With perfect esteem I am Dear Sir your obedient servant RC (...
We feel much obliged to you and Mrs Madison for your kind invitation to call on you before our leaving the neighbourhood—We had intended to do so as a mark of our regard and to take an affectionate farewell But we regret the suggestion of your inability to see us at Barboursville—and still hope to do so—Our Children will be up by thursday [se ennights] when we shall be most happy to see you...
I regret to find, by your letter of the 20th Feby that some of the goods sent were higher priced than you contemplated: & I can readily account for your remark so far as relates to the glasswares, the silk hose, & furniture calico: each of these being entitled to a drawback on exportation, but the expences at the excise office & custom house in stamps bonds & entry would, on such small...
It is entirely owing to circumstances apart from my own intentions, that I have deferred the pleasure it gives me to acknowledge the receipt of materials for a biographical sketch of yourself intended for the National Portrait Gallery furnished by a friend of your selection—The document thus furnished is very satisfactory, and leaves nothing to regret; but it’s brevity , a fault which we have...
¶ From James Monroe. Letter not found. 3 February 1823 . Described as a three-page autograph letter, signed, listed for sale in the Charles Hamilton Catalogue No. 103 (24 Feb. 1977), item 161, summarized and abstracted as follows: “dealing with a post for Madison’s nephew, a constitutional matter concerning grants of power in which he is in apparent disagreement both with Madison and...
I returnd to the city lately to receive our old friend General La Fayette, who after remaining here a few days, set out on Saturday for Yorktown. He has I presume reachd that port by this time. He is in good health & spirits, and less alterd in his form, than I expectd, and not at all in his mind, unless by improvment. He appears to me to have a profound knowledge of mankind, & of the present...
My affairs in Albemarle, requiring my attendance there, again, before the meeting of Congress, & the Phisician deeming the exercise useful to Mrs Monroe’s health, we have resolvd to set out thither in a few days, & to call on you & Mrs Madison on the route. If we go by Loudon, which is not decided, it may be the last of the week (next) before we see you; but if we go direct, about the middle....
My friends have presented my pretensions to the President to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of the late Treasurer of the United States—As you are acquainted with many of the incidents of my life, which have been personally eventful; and as you know that I made sacrifices in my efforts to save the Government, during your administration by encountering all the hazards connected with...
This is merely for the pleasure of inclosing a News paper, in which you will find that the bill for opening intercourse with the United States & the British Colonies has been passed in the Upper House also. How many things have we lived to see come to pass, which, in this country have for ages been considered next to impossible! And this one of them. I rejoice with you on this thing being in a...
I am instructed to request your co-operation in giving extension to the proposed periodical work on POLITICAL ECONOMY. You will perceive, that the design of its projectors obviously requires the utmost practicable circulation. The first number will contain a memorial to Congress, on the CREATION of an ADEQUATE CIRCULATING MEDIUM , to be founded upon the productive property of the nation , with...
I regret to have to inform you of the death of Mr Wm. Burwell which took place on yesterday, after a long illness. He was a virtuous man & good member. The treaty with spain has been ratified unconditionally by her govt., & the grants annulld in the instrument of ratification. It is now before the Senate on the question whether it shall be accepted, the time stipulated for the ratification...