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James Madison to James Monroe, 21 January 1830

Jany 21. 1830

Dr. Sir

The Nat. Intelligr. of the 19th. gave us the pleasure of finding that you had arrived at Washington in safety, and advancing in convalescence. We left Richd. full of anxiety, produced by the reported effect of what happened to the Steamboat, on your feeble condition I hope this will find you at Oakhill with continued improvement in yr. health and happy in that of Mrs. Monroe & all around you, in all wch. Mrs. M. cordially joins me. Let me have an early confirming these anticipations.

We reach home the 5th. day after leaving Richd. much fatigued, and with Horses almost broken down, by the almost impassable state of the roads. Adieu

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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