James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas McKean Myer, 12 October 1819

To Thomas McKean Myer

Montpellier Ocr. 12. 1819


Your letter1 with the second annual report of the American Colonization Society, presented by the Managers in a volume so elegantly printed & bound, having got into a wrong channel did not till lately come to hand. This has delayed the thanks which I beg may now be returned with my best wishes for the success of the Society, in the highly meritorious object of their Institution.

I had previously received Copies of the 1st & 2d. Editions of their 2d. annual report, forwarded at the request of the Managers, by a gentleman whose communication I was prevented from acknowleging by my failure in making out the name subscribed to it. I tender you Sir my friendly respects

James Madison

RC (owned by Gary Grossman, New York, N.Y., 1981). Addressed by JM to Myer at Washington. Thomas McKean Myer (ca. 1800–26) was a Washington, D.C. lawyer (Daily National Intelligencer, 29 Dec. 1826).

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