James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Rufus King, 7 April 1802 (Abstract)

§ To Rufus King

7 April 1802, Washington. “I have to acknowledge several of your late private letters, which I cannot at this moment refer to by dates. It is probable that all written by you have been received; duplicates and triplicates being so, of all the originals that have come to hand. I write this particularly to acknowledge that of Jany. 12th1 in which you incline towards a trip into France and the neighbouring countries, during the season least requiring your presence in England. I have communicated to the President your wish on this point, and have the pleasure to inform you that he readily acquiesces in it.”

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