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To James Madison from Richard Rush, 13 July 1814

From Richard Rush

Washington July 13. 1814


The enclosed letter1 came under cover to me by this day’s mail, with a request that I would deliver it into your hands.

Having been informed of what it relates to, I feel very reluctant at being thus the instrument of obtruding upon your notice a subject of merely local concern at a time when I so well know that your mind is anxiously occupied upon matters of so much more deep and general interest.

As, however, I have been selected as the medium of conveying it to you it is only left to me to comply. With the highest respect I remain &c &c &c

Richard Rush.

RC (PHi: Richard Rush Papers). Docketed by JM.

1JM placed an asterisk before this word and wrote in the lower margin: “*from Jno. Binns July 11. 1814.”

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