James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Ogilvie, 12 July 1801

From James Ogilvie

July 12th. 1801


I write on the spur of occasion & have only time to request, that you will have the goodness to send me by Captn. Winston a List of such political Essays & publications as shed the clearest light on the sources of public opinion relative to the adoption & construction of the Federal Government & the leading measures of the late Administration. Should any apology be necessary for the Liberty I take, I have none to offer, but my sincere belief that you take pleasure in promoting the diffusion of useful knowlege. Permit me to express the unfeigned & cordial satisfaction which in common with so many of your fellow Citizens I experience, in learning that your health is likely to be perfectly restored & the profound veneration & respect which I feel in subscribing myself, Yours with sincerity & Zeal

J. Ogilvie1

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