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To James Madison from Pierce Butler, 3 July 1801

From Pierce Butler

Philada. July the 3d 1801.

Dear Sir

I trouble You with the inclosed letter from Mr. Dominick Hall, a Gentleman of the Bar in So. Carolina. I know very little of him; but under existing Circumstances I dont know that You can do better. He is a steady Republican.

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Pray has anything been done for poor Freneau? I feel solicitous to see him out of the reach of want. I am persuaded You have not less friendly feelings towards him.

It is so intensely warm here that I can scarce write—how must it be with You! This Country suffers from a want of rain. With sentiments of sincere regard & Esteem I am Dear Sir Yr Obedt.

P. Butler

The Mercury at 90 Farenht.

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