James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Edward Coles, 29 April 1813

To Edward Coles

Ap: 29. ’13

Dear Sir

I recd. your two letters on the subject of a successor to the Treasury of the Mint.1 A Commission ha⟨s⟩ been forwarded to Dr. Js. Rush. We are very happy at hearing that you are in a sure road to the reestablishment of your health. Do not risk an interruption by a precipitate abandonment of your Physician, and return to Washington. However much we ⟨wo⟩uld be gratifyed in seeing you, I insist that ⟨you⟩ do not leave Philada. untill Dr. Physic gives his spontaneous sanction. Do not let the meeting of Cong. hurry you, as it did before; I can make arrangements that will answer, till you can be safe in re-joining us, even if it should be delayed throughout the Session.

RC (NjP: Coles Papers). Complimentary close and signature clipped. Damaged by removal of seal.

1Coles to JM, 20 Apr. 1813. A second letter from Coles to JM on this subject has not been found.

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