James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Joseph Dougherty, 16 February 1819

To Joseph Dougherty

Montpellier Feby 16. 1819

I have recd. yours of the 4th.

I am sorry for the misfortunes of Shorter; but am not surprized at them. His habits during the latter period of his service in my family, which my repeated counsels & warnings did not controul, acct. for the ruin he has brought on himself. I wish his sad experience, with your friendly interpositions may have all the good effects you think they promise. I inclose a check for $20 tho1 not sure that they are not withdrawn from purposes more obligatory on me. Respects & good wishes

J. M

Draft (DLC).

1JM crossed out “I am” here.

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