James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Coles, 26 March 1820

From Edward Coles

Enniscorthy March 26. 1820

My dear Sir

I enclose you a receipt for the 10$ you sent by me for the Agricultural Society of Albemarle.1

I presume Judge Todd will be with you by the time this will be received. I beg you will urge him to come by and pay me and my friends here a visit. He will make us all particularly happy by doing so. I propose to set out for the West on Monday or Tuesday (the 3 or 4 of April) and should be very much gratified indeed to have the pleasure of his society on the journey. It will not be much out of his way to come by this—we are here but one days journey from Staunton. I have paid him so many visits in Keny. that I have, I think, a right to expect him to go a little out of his way to visit me. With my best regards for Mrs. M. I am most truly and sincerely your friend

Edward Coles

RC (ICHi). Docketed by JM.

1Coles had recently been to Montpelier and described it thusly: “I paid a visit of 4 or 5 days last week to Mr. & Mrs. Madison. It was a most charming visit. They were to me among the happiest days of the year. They were both remarkably well and happy—looking as young as they did ten years ago” (Coles to Richard Cutts, 26 Mar. 1820 [IHi]).

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