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James Madison to John Quincy Adams, 22 November 1832

Montpellier Novr. 22. 1832

Dear Sir

The Copy of "Dermot MácMorrogh or the Conquest of Ireland" which I owe to your politeness, has been duly received.

Having never myself been favored with the inspiration of the Muses, I am the less qualified to test it in others. Confiding nevertheless in the pleasure afforded by the perusal of the Poem, I will not withold the expression of that feeling, as an offering, be its worth but what it may, to a Genius which distinguishes itself as well by the diversity as by the extent of its powers.

With my thanks for the kind communication, I pray you to accept a reassurance of my great esteem & of all my good wishes

James Madison

RC (MHi: Adams Papers); draft (DLC).

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