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William Lee to James Madison, 9 November 1830

Boston Novr. 9th. 1830

Very dear Sir.

In all the events of my chequered life, I have ever considered you and Mrs Madison, my best & dearest friends, to whom I owed more than to all the world. Through good and through evil report, you were always the same and I therefore experience much delight in announcing to you both my marriage with Mrs Ann McLean, the widow of the late munificent John McLean, which took place on the 4th inst. Mr Adams, Otis, Webster and many other distinguished friends did me the honor to assist at the ceremony, and in the evening all the respectability, fashion & beauty of the city filled our appartments, to offer their congratulations.

As this event places me in opulence I am persuaded it will give you pleasure. I beg you will say to Mrs M— that I bear her in sweet remembrance. With the highest veneration I am affectionately & devotedly yours

Wm Lee

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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