James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Richard Bland Lee, 6 July 1801

From Richard Bland Lee

Sully July 6. 1801

Dear Sir,

Under cover I send to you a letter from Mrs. Lee1 to the friend of her youth. Permit me at the same time to assure you, that a visit from no persons, to our hermitage, could afford us more delight than from Mrs. Madison & yourself. Occupied entirely with rural pursuits, & having at present no business to lead me to the city, I trust you will without ceremony favor us with your company, whenever the public interest and your own convenience will allow you to make an excursion of a few days. The route from Washington is to Fairfax court house—and thence a very level smooth road to mine. I am Dr Sir, with entire respect & esteem yr. obt Sert

Richard Bland Lee2

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