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To James Madison from Richard Forrest, [2 August 1815]

From Richard Forrest

Wednesday—[2 August 1815]

Dear Sir,

We have just heard of the arrival of the Ship Neptune at New Castle. She left in England Mr. Bayard who was dangerously ill. Messrs Clay & Gallatin remained with him. Mr. Crawford came, and I presume Mr. Todd also; but I have heard no particulars. It is highly probable that you will receive letters giving a much more particular account of this arrival than I possess, but in case you should not, I have thought that this hasty note might afford Mrs. Madison some consolation. With the highest respect I have the honor to remain your obt. servt

Richd. Forrest.

RC (DLC: Dolley Madison Papers). Undated; conjectural date assigned based on comparison with Alexander J. Dallas to JM, 1 Aug. 1815, and the fact that 2 Aug. 1815 was a Wednesday.

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