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From James Madison to Albert Gallatin, 17 August 1801

To Albert Gallatin

Aug. 17. 1801

Dear Sir

Mr. Adams Hoopes1 the bearer proposes to call at Washington on his way to Philada. and as he may have occasion to ask some information which you can best give him, intimates that a line making him known to you would be acceptable. I give it with pleasure, under the impression that he is a man of modesty & worth, and will abuse no civility that may be shewn him. Mrs. M. & Anna offer their affectionate respects to Mrs. Gallatin & Miss Nicholson,2 to which I beg leave to add my own. I begin now to look for your appearance among us, on your way to Monticello. Should such a trip take place, and the time of it be foreknown to yourself, be so good as to drop a line on the subject, that my arrangements may be so made as to leave me at home at the time of your arrival. Yours very sincerely

James Madison

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