James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander J. Dallas, 27 December 1814

From Alexander J. Dallas

27 Dec. 1814.

Dr. Sir.

That you may see some proof of my diligence, I send a part of the proposed work.1 It grows upon my hands. The search into facts, is more tedious than I thought it would be. I wish, however, to give you the whole of my own views of the subject; and you can then mould the matter as you please.

But I am afraid of the stint of time. I have no opportunity to write on the present occasion, except at night. You must, therefore, allow me a few days, with an assurance, that they shall not be thrown away.

Let me have the benefit of your remarks, as I go on. I am, with constant attachment, Dr Sir, Yr. faithful Hble Ser

A. J. Dallas

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Dated 7 Dec. 1814 in the Index to the James Madison Papers. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1.

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