James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 8 March 1828

Montpellier Mar. 8. 1828

Dear Sir

I have just recd. a letter from Col. Storrow in answer to an inquiry from me, which shews that he has still in his hands the packet put into them by Mr. Sparks. I am sorry that his inattention caused you & Mr Coolidge the trouble indicated in your favour of Feby. 22. The delinquent is so penitent for not even dropping me a line on the subject, that, in the consciousness of our own fallibilities, a pardon cannot be refused him.

I have informed Dr Dunglison, that there is, according to information from Mr Gallatin & the Chargé d’ Affrs in London, about £300 St: remaining in the hands of the Barings, under the order of the latter; so that his authorized draft for the medical object in Paris, will meet with no difficulty. I have also inclosed him a pamphlet giving an acct. of the London University, with a request that he will hand it over to you, and which I wish you to deliver to Genl. Cocke when an opportunity offers. Our joint salutations to you all

James Madison

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC). Draft dated 9 Mar.

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