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James Madison to James Maury, 31 July 1832

July 31. 1832.

Dr. sir.

I have recd. your favor of the 19th.

You could not probably have chosen a spot more favorable to a continuance of your vigorous health, on which I congratulate you, than Schooleys mountain; nor one better guarded against the formidable Cholera which it is said has never visited insulated and elevated situations.

My own health has much declined since you left us. My rheumatic inmate had been undermining it for a long time and a late bilious attack has reduced me very low. I have been gaining a little since I recovered from it, but so slowly that I am for the most part in or upon my bed.

Mrs. Madison has been quite unwell for several days and is so still. She will speak for herself in a few lines to Miss Maury as soon as she is able.

I thank you, for the English newspapers which I have just forwarded to Dr. Dunglison. I wish your son in Liverpool not to be at the trouble of sending them to me. We generally see as much of them extracted into our own and of the latest dates, as I can now read. Accept My dr. sir my best respects & all my good wishes for yourself, and your son & daughter.

J. M.

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