James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Lee, 5 March 1818

To William Lee

Montpellier Mar: 5. 1818

Dear Sir

I have recd. yours of the  1 inclosing a statement of the balance due to you. I shall remit it without delay; regretting that you did not give me an earlier opportunity of discharging the debt.

Having counted on the pleasure of a visit from yourself & your amiable family, we are much gratified to find that we shall not be disappointed. I am very sensible of your goodness in the interest you take in behalf of my aged parent. She is recovered from her attack as far as is permitted by a remaining weakness which at her time of life and at the present critical season prolong our anxieties. Present to Mrs. Lee & the young ladies Mrs. Ms. & my best respects, and accept them for yourself

James Madison

RC (ViU). Cover addressed by JM to Lee and franked (offered for sale in Paul C. Richards Catalogue 181 [1983], item 473).

1Left blank in RC. JM referred to Lee’s letter of 27 Feb. 1818.

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