James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Carroll, 20 November 1805

From John Carroll

Baltre. Nov. 20. 1805.

Dear and hond. Sir

Your much esteemed favour of the 1st. inst. would have received a much earlier answer, if Mr. Dubourg had determined sooner the time, when he would be ready to receive your Son. I have the pleasure to inform you now, that the College will be ready for his reception on the first of next month, Decr.1

I was sorry indeed to hear that you were under the necessity of leaving Mrs. Madison at Philada., & that this was occasioned by the tediousness of her recovery. Not having been since informed of her having passed thro this place, I fear that she has not been yet able to travel, and feel that concern for it, which no one, who has the happiness of knowing her, can avoid feeling.

I am much obliged to you for your goodness in furnishing the inclosed prints respecting New Orleans; they had been forwarded to me before, & I had read them attentively. With my assurances of the sincerest regard, respect & esteem, I am, Dr. Sir, Your most obedt. hble St.

†J. Carroll


1John Payne Todd attended St. Mary’s College in Baltimore from December 1805 to at least June 1812 (MdBS: Student Index, St. Mary’s College Collection, Archives of the Associated Sulpicians of the U.S., Associated Archives; Account with St. Mary’s College, 1 June 1812, PJM-PS, description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends 4:444).

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