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To James Madison from Alexander J. Dallas, 27 December 1814

From Alexander J. Dallas

27 Dec. 1814.

Dr. Sir.

That you may see some proof of my diligence, I send a part of the proposed work.1 It grows upon my hands. The search into facts, is more tedious than I thought it would be. I wish, however, to give you the whole of my own views of the subject; and you can then mould the matter as you please.

But I am afraid of the stint of time. I have no opportunity to write on the present occasion, except at night. You must, therefore, allow me a few days, with an assurance, that they shall not be thrown away.

Let me have the benefit of your remarks, as I go on. I am, with constant attachment, Dr Sir, Yr. faithful Hble Ser

A. J. Dallas

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Dated 7 Dec. 1814 in the Index to the James Madison Papers. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1.

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