James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Samuel Dana, 21 February 1818

To Samuel Dana

Montpellier Feby. 21. 1818

Dear Sir

I have recd your1 favor of the 6th. I do not possess the publications of the Agricultural Society of Massts. and have no doubt of the valuable instruction comprized in them. I feel however some reluctance in accepting your2 offer to forward me a copy, whilst I have no returns to make for it.

I am very glad to learn that the situation of Mrs. Dana which caused your hasty departure from Washington at a critical period [has] undergone so happy a change. With my thanks & those of Mrs. M. for your friendly wishes in our behalf, I beg you to accept a sincere return from both of us.

Draft (DLC).

1JM crossed out “friendly” here.

2JM crossed out “kind” here.

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