James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Price (Abstract), 12 May 1805

§ From David Price1

12 May 1805, Surry Court House, Virginia. “You will now Doubt be some What Surpris’d, to receive a Note from me with whome you have knou Acquaintance.

“But from your General Character I am most sincerely your friend and Determind to aid you with All my powers in thi<s> Quarter. Have Taken the Liberty to Inclose you a letter for your purushal. Believeing as I do, that All Men should be Informd as Near as posible of there Enemies.”

Adds in a postscript: “I should be Happy in a personal Acquaintance but the distance at this time will not admit of It. I have the pleasure to be acquainted with All the Officers in the Post office Department—please say if this comes to hand.”

RC (DLC). 1 p.; docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.

1David Price was the postmaster at Surry Court House (ASP, Miscellanous, 2:386).

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