James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Delia Tudor, 18 April 1802

From Delia Tudor

Boston April 18th: 1802.

My Dear Sir

Mr Tudor has had the honor to address a few lines to you1 in favour of our son William now in Europe to whom the agency at Marseilles is a desirable Object. In behalf of an interest so dear I encroach perhaps on the limits of propriety in adding my request to his fathers to induce you to espouse his cause with the President of the U. S. You sir knew him a few hours only, but if the testimony of a Mother is admitted you will beleive his character formed on Principles of undeviating integrity & that he will evince by his conduct if a trust is confided to him that he respects himself too much to dishonor the appointment & by his assiduity & correctness, that he knows how to appreciate the distinction. You will be soon retiring from the fatigue of bussiness to the sequestered spot we once travers’d.2 I offer my wishes that the ensuing summer may be propitious in every domestic occurrence. I hope Mrs Madison & Miss Paine will accept of my most affectionate attachment.

Delia Tudor

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