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To James Madison from John Graham, 22 September 1813

From John Graham

Dept of State 22d Sepr 1813.

Dear Sir

Altho you will doubtless receive from the Secretary of the Navy intelligence of the Glorious victory gained by our Fleet on Lake Erie yet I cannot deny myself the pleasure of sending the inclosed Paper as it affords me an opportunity of offering my Congratulations on an event so honorable to our arms and so important to our future movements in that quarter.1

I do not write to the Secretary of State as I am induced to suppose from his last Letter to Mr Brent that he is now on his return to this Place. With Sentiments of the most Respectful attachment I am Dear Sir your Mo: Obt Sert

John Graham

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1.

1Graham may have enclosed a printed copy of Oliver H. Perry’s letter to William Jones of 10 Sept. 1813 announcing his victory in the Battle of Lake Erie (see Jones to JM, 21 Sept. 1813, n. 1).

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