James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Mann Page, 19 February 1791

From Mann Page

Mann’sfield Feby. 19th. 1791

Dear sir

Colo. Thos. Towles, with whom, I believe, you were formerly acquainted when in the Assembly of Virginia, will have the Honour of delivering this to you.1 He goes to Philadelphia on Business with Congress, which to him is of Importance. He is a Stranger in the Place, & also to the Mode of conducting his Business. Your Aid & Attention to him will be employed in serving a most worthy Man, & in confering a particular favour on, dear sir, your Freind & hble. sert.

Mann Page

RC (ViU). Addressed by Page and “hond. by Colo. Thos. Towles.”

1Thomas Towles (1750–1813) of Millbrook, Spotsylvania County, served with JM in the 1784 sessions of the General Assembly (VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , VIII [1900–1901], 428; Swem and Williams, Register description begins Earl G. Swem and John W. Williams, eds., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions (Richmond, 1918). description ends , p. 20).

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