James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Nicholas, 24 July 1785

From George Nicholas

Sweet Springs. July 24th. [1785]

Dear Sir,

I am very unhappy to find by your letter1 which has just now come to hand that two of mine to you have miscarried.2 I found that no alterations could be made to the remonstrance* without injury and immediately had it copied and sent to the counties I mentioned in a former letter.3

One of my letters must certainly have reached you before this but for fear of accident shall desire my brother to send this on. I am with respect and esteem Dr. Sir, Yr. obdt. Servt.

G: Nicholas

RC (DLC). Cover missing. Docketed by JM and marked “Remonstrance.”

1No letters from JM to Nicholas during 1785 have been found.

2The most recent surviving letters from Nicholas are dated 22 Apr. and 7 July 1785.

3JM placed the asterisk probably at some later time, and wrote “agst. general tax to support Christianity” at the bottom of the page.

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