James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Elkanah Watson, 10 September 1819

To Elkanah Watson

Montpellier Sepr. 10. 1819


I have been favored with yours of Aug. 10.1 and have complied with the request to forward the blank copies it inclosed of “Certificates of Honorable Testimony,” to2 the Presidents of Agricultural Societies in Virginia known to me. I have intimated to them also, that the Engravers & publishers will furnish at the prices they mention, “Diplomas of membership” from a handsome plate. Be pleased to accept my esteem & respect

James Madison

RC (N: Elkanah Watson Papers); draft (DLC). Minor differences between the copies have not been noted.

1See Watson to JM, 18 Aug. 1819, and n. 1.

2In the draft, JM placed an asterisk here and in the left margin wrote: “*see letter to J. Taylor &c of this date.”

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