James Madison Papers

From James Madison to St. George Tucker, 28 March 1818

To St. George Tucker

Montpellier Mar. 28. 1818

Dear Sir

I duly recd. your favor accompanying the MSS. pamphlet for Mr. Delaplaine. He had signified his wish for my aid in such conveyances; and inattention on my part without blame on his, left him under the impression which produced his request to you.

I thank you for the opportunity of perusing the biographical sketch. It was merited by the excellent patriot1 who is the subject of it; and you have made it interesting on more general accounts also. Mrs. M. joins in offers of cordial respects & best wishes for Mrs. Tucker & yourself.

James Madison

RC (ViW: Tucker-Coleman Papers); draft (DLC). RC addressed by JM to Tucker at Williamsburg and franked. Redirected to Richmond in an unidentified hand. Cover docketed by Tucker.

1In the draft, JM placed an asterisk here and at the bottom of the page wrote: “*Genl. Ths Nelson.”

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