James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Cyrus Griffin, 18 June 1788

From Cyrus Griffin

N: Y: June 18th: [1788]

My dear sir

We are all extremely uneasy at your Indisposition—how much to be regretted indeed! And particularly when such important matters are under deliberation—but I hope that kind Heaven has restored you before this day, to be a farther blessing and honor to your Country!

We are not very sanguine upon the event of the proposed constitution in Virginia—’tho your kind letters give us some degree of spirits. Above all things take charge of your health. Most affly.

C Griffin

A small North River Brig has just arrived from China with a valuable Cargo, but no Intelligence.1

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Both the N.Y. Journal and the N.Y. Daily Advertiser of 18 June 1788 reported the arrival a day earlier of “the brig Columbia” from Canton after a voyage of “five months and seventeen days.”

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