James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Cyrus King, 30 March 1814 (Abstract)

To Cyrus King, 30 March 1814 (Abstract)

§ To Cyrus King. 30 March 1814. “J. Madison requests the favor of Mr. King to dine with him on Saturday next at 4 o’clock.

“An answer is requested.”1

RC (MeHi). 1 p. Printed, with blanks for name and day of week filled in by Edward Coles, who also wrote “March 30th” in the lower right corner. Year not indicated; assigned here on the basis of the invitation’s being filed with other documents from 1814.

1King, a Federalist representative from the District of Maine, drafted a reply on the cover: “C. Kings respectful compliments to the Prest of U. S.—has the honr to acknowled[g]e his invitation to me on Saturday, but regrets that a prior engagement will prevent his acceptanc[e] thereof.

“The card was to Mr. King of the H.R. without distinguishing whether Mr K of Mass. or N.C. it has been handed to Mr K of N.C.—returned—if any mistake Mr K of N.C. may be notified & Mr K of Mass pardoned the mistake.”

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