James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander White, 26 April 1794

From Alexander White

Woodville 26h. April 1794

Dear Sir

Your favr. of 21st instant is come to hand. Your kind attention amidst the multiplicity of business has my most grateful acknowledgements. I am really sorry the appointment of Mr Jay is disapproved of. From what I have observed and heard of his character I confess I was pleased with it. The constitutionality never occurred to me, and I do not recollect any clause in the Constitution, which could extend to the case, and having received an unexpected Call from home I have not time to look into it.

The Spring has been rather dry and cold though upon the whole it may be considered as not unfavourable. I am with real regard Dear Sir Your Obliged Friend

Alexr White

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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