James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joachim Frederick Eckard (Abstract), 12 April 1805

§ From Joachim Frederick Eckard

12 April 1805, Philadelphia. “Some weeks ago I returned from Copenhagen where I had the pleasure of seeing your friend Mr. Olsen, Minister Resident to this Country, who charged me with the inclosed letter and small Package,1 which I first intended to have had the honor of delivering in person but my occupations not permiting me to leave this place at present, I beg leave to send it by the opportunity of an acquaintance. Mr. Olsens health is improoving [sic] though not yet fully restored; he expressed a great wish to see his friends in this Country again, and particularly at Washington.

“I beg leave to offer my humble devotion to you and to Mrs. Maddison.”

RC (DLC). 2 pp.; docketed by JM.

1For the enclosures, see Peder Blicherolsen to JM, 4 Dec. 1804, PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (9 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 8:349–50 and n. 2.

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