James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Lafayette, 1 June 1785

From Lafayette

Paris june the 1st 1785

My dear Sir

This letter will Be delivered By mr. Chevalier, a Son to the Gentleman I Recommended to You last Summer, who is Going to Settle His Accounts with Your State.1 I am the More inclined to Give Him my letter as a denial would Seem to Harbour a doubt upon the punctuality of the payment while I know You Have taken proper measures to insure it. Give me leave therefore to Recommend the affair to Your patronage and Have the Honour to Be most Affectionately Your Sincere friend


RC (ViMtvL: Peter Family Archives). Docketed by JM.

1For Pierre François Chevallié’s account with the Commonwealth of Virginia and for his son’s delivery of this letter to JM, see Jean August Marie Chevallié to JM, 27 Aug. 1785, PJM, description begins William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (Congressional Series, vols. 1–10, Chicago, 1962–77; vols. 11–17, Charlottesville, Va., 1977–91). description ends 8:358–59 and n. 1.

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