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To James Madison from Cyrus Griffin, 3 March 1809

From Cyrus Griffin

York Town, March 3d. 1809

Dear Sir,

Will you permit an old and sincere Friend1 to congratulate his Country, on what Tomorrow shall auspicially witness: from my Heart and Soul I rejoice at Your Elevation to the chief Magistracy of our Union.

Long, very long, may you enjoy the best Health—as I am certain you will live long in the Blessings of the American People. With every Sentiment of perfect Respect and Esteem, for yourself, and most amiable Lady, I am, dear Sir,

RC (DLC). Signature clipped. Docketed and marked “private” by JM.

1Cyrus Griffin (1748–1810) served with JM in the Continental Congress.

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