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It is a great sacrifice & disappointment to us to pass so near you, without having it in our power to pay our respects to Mrs. Madison & yourself. We are travelling in the public stage, with a brood of little ones doubled in number since we had the pleasure of seeing you, & with a cumbrous accumulation of baggage, which render a deviation from the highway entirely impracticable for us. We are...
Yours of the 28th. Ult: with the accompanying newspaper came duly to hand. I had noticed the "Friend to truth," and was quite at a loss for an author uniting all the qualifications for the task. Your name did not escape me, but I took for granted that your occupations wd. not admit such an avocation. I was impressed also by some remark of the Enquirer, that there had been an interview with the...
The enclosed will give you a juster idea of the real state of things at the Head Quarters of Nullification &c than you can get at second hand. Offers of military support are pouring in upon the President. Not a few from Virginia . The People of So. Ca. are becoming aware of the impositions [pra]ctised upon them as to the peaceableness of the remedy, and there are already some symptoms of a...
J. Madison, with his respects & regards to Mr. DuPonceau thanks him for the Copy of his Historical Discourse commemorating the 150th. anniversary of the Landing of Wm. Penn. J M has read with much pleasure, a performance which must afford pleasure to all readers, by the appositeness of its plan, and by the interesting and impressive manner which characterize the execution of it FC (DLC) .
I have already delayed several days longer than I intended, the acknowledgment of the receipt of the books, and of the gratification of receiving a letter written with your own hand, which the transmission of the Cholera Report through you has afforded me. I now snatch a moment for the purpose, while waiting for a document which I am to copy. The copy of L’s book, I had no idea of your...
$400 I promise to pay to Dolley P. M. & Mary E. Cutts four hundred dollars, being the sum recd. on their accounts by a Draft from Colo. George Bomford, payable to the order of D. P. Madison on the U. S. Bank at Richmond dated in Octor last. Ms (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass.).
J. Madison, with his respects to President Quincy, acknowledges the receipt of two Copies of his Address at the Dedication of the "Deene Law College," one of them for the University of Virginia, the other for himself. The former has been duly forwarded. For the latter J. M. returns his thanks. A perusal of the Address, has been well rewarded by the valuable information & observations which it...
Thinking on this subject last night in bed, it occurred to me that the most effectual way to keep these madmen in check, would be for the upper country in S. C.—(the only part of the state which is self-sufficient for the purposes of internal security, and which is decidedly against nullification) to say to the others, we here part company. If you choose to pursue this course, we will not; and...
The Copy of "Dermot MácMorrogh or the Conquest of Ireland" which I owe to your politeness, has been duly received. Having never myself been favored with the inspiration of the Muses, I am the less qualified to test it in others. Confiding nevertheless in the pleasure afforded by the perusal of the Poem, I will not withold the expression of that feeling, as an offering, be its worth but what it...
I return you many thanks for the warm cap which came safe to hand a few days ago: It is as comfortable as it may be fashionable, which is more than can be said of all fashions. I recd. at the same time a duplicate of the excellent pair of gloves, with which Mrs. Stevenson, allow me rather to say, my Cousin Sally has favored me. Being the work of her own hands they will impart the more warmth...
I have just recd. your letter of the 5th. Inst: informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of the Phi Gamma Alpha Society of Hamilton College. The regard which all ought to cherish for the laudable objects of the Society & the respect due to the names composing it, give to the honor conferred on me a value of which I am very sensible, & I beg you to communicate to the Society the...
I return the little Volume on Cholera passed to me thro’ Docr. Dunglison. It attracts respect & confidence by the course of investigation pursued by the authors, & by the modesty with which results are presented. I will return by another mail Lee’s Vial of wrath or rather of rage. It ought to have been done long ago, & I owe an apology for the omission. It was some time before I could learn...
I have recd. yours of the 8th. with the little volume on Cholera forwarded at the request of Mr. Trist, which will be passed on to him as soon I have looked a little into it. I have recd. from Philada. the 2d. Vol. of your Physiology, & make now my acknowledgment for both. I wish I was more in a condition to profit of their contents. I have not been able as yet to do more than glance at them....
I have recd. the 2 copies of your Pamphlet on State Sovereignity &c. The enfeebled state to which I am reduced by a tedious illness, has abridged my reading to its minimum & my fingers stiffened by Rheumatism abhor the pen. I have notwithstanding gone thro’ the Pamphlet, and drop a line to thank you for it. I have found in the publication much that is very impressive, & very apropos to the...
Mr Trist requested me to forward to you the accompanying Treatise on Cholera by the delegates, appointed by the French Government to examine into the Disease in Russia & Germany: and he at the same time begged me to ask you to be good enough to forward it to him after you have perused it. It is one of the most unpretending and satisfactory accounts of this Pest which I have seen. If the second...
We are authorized to inform you that you are elected an honorary member of the Phi Gamma Alpha Society of Hamilton College. This society was organized soon after the establishment of the college & has had for its uniform object the promotion of literature friendship & morality: Its library now consists of about fifteen hundred volumes & is receiving constant accession Desirous of obtaining the...
In my late letter on the subject of the pork I intended, but omitted to ask the favor of you to let me know whether good clover seed could be had in your quarter and at what price. Be so good as to make the enquiry & to give me the information as soon as convenient. I may have occasion for a supply of from 4 to 8 bushels according to circumstances. With friendly respects FC (DLC) .
J. Madison with his respects to Mr Blair, informs him in answer to his letter of the 25, that the letter with the name of James Madison to it, published in the Newspaper referred to, was written by him; but without marking for Italics, the words & lines which appear in that character. RC (NjP) ; draft (DLC) .
I enclose you a paper containing a letter ascribed to you. I beg the favor of you to inform me by a single line, whether it was written by you, or not. I am Sir with the greatest respect Yo. mo. ob. sv. RC (DLC) .
I have received your favour of the 24th. ultimo—and thank you for the pamphlets accompanying it, which are from very able pens; and I have just had an opportunity of reading your speech on the 5th. inst. It is a powerful appeal to considerations, which can not fail to sink deep into every mind not shut against reflection by the violence of party feelings. I wish for so opportune an appeal all...
I have just rcd. your letter of the 4th relating to a claim from the heirs of Lewis Perrault, for supplies &c furnished by him in the Revolutionary War, for the Illinois Regiment, the papers & vouchers of the claim, having been, as is sd. put into my hands in the year 1783, to be prosecuted before the Legislature of Virginia. I wd. gladly comply with the requests of information on the subject,...
I have re’d yours of the 11th. offering me a supply of Pork at the market price. If your hogs be fatted on Indian Corn, and the pork be in all respects as good as that purchased last year, I shall be willing to take about ten thousand pounds; the Market price is understood to be that of this neighbourhood for hogs driven from the West. I shall be glad of notice by a line from you of the...
Permit me as the son of your old friend Governor Page, and son-in-law of Gen. Nelson to ask you to be so very obliging as to recommend my son Francis Mann Page to President Jackson that he may obtain a—Midshipman’s Warrant as he is very ardent to engage in The Naval Service of The United States, your friendly aid in conjunction with letters which my son has sent on to the President from...
I have recd. your letter of the 8th. requesting a recommendation to the President of the U. S. of your son F. M. Page, and Grand Son of the late Govr. Page & Genl. Nelson for a Midshipman’s Warrant. Knowing as I do the personal & political merits belonging to their distinguished names, & the particular sacrifices made by their devotion to the cause of their Country at the expence of their...
I have just recd. a Communication from the Heirs of Lewis Perrault , residing in Canada informing me as his Agent that in the year 1783, the claim of Lewis Perrault for advances of provisions, clothing &c made by him to the Illinois Regiment while in the West in the Revolutionary War, with the accompanying proofs & vouchers &c. was entrusted to your care for prosecution before the Legislature...
As you expressed an interest in our proceedings here, I send you herewith some papers relating to our controversy—You will have seen, that our Convention at Columbia recommended a convention of the Southern States—an informal meeting, not such a convention as is contemplated and prohibited by the constitution—I went to that meeting with the sentiments I expressed to you at your house and I...
I have recd. your letter of the 16th. As you have made the same commnication to the other members of the Ex-Committee who will be able to appreciate all the circumstances of the case stated in it, better than I can be, I must refer you to their decision on it, which I doubt not will be a just and proper one. With friendly respects RC (InU : Lilly Collection); draft (DLC) .
The inclosed letter to the Executive committee upon a small but most desirable change in the lecture hours, has been signed, as you will perceive, by all the Professors, except Dr. Blaettermann, & has already been approved by Mr. Randolph. Dr. B. is unwilling to give up any part of the 2 hours, but as he has only 7 students out of about 105, (the present number of matriculates) & 6 of these...
I have been induced to believe by one of the members of the Faculty, that I might probably be relieved from one of their decisions, by an appeal to the Executive Committee of the Visitors, of which you are a member. The circumstances are these: My father, Charles Ellis, of Richmond, was not entirely satisfied with my progress in my studies during the last Session of the Uny. of Va; and knowing...
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr Ingersoll with many thanks for the Copy of his Address on the 4th of July. It is a proof that fertility of genius can create an interest in a case which in other hands would be barren from apparent exhaustion. J. M. is sensible of the delay in making the proper return to Mr I for his favor. He has an apology which he is sure will be kindly accepted in his...