From Joseph Gales Jr.
Washington, Augt. 20, 1821.
The enclosed is cut out from the New York Commercial Advertiser received this day, and is enclosed to you only because it is supposed it may be interesting to you to see it.1 If the whole work be of the same texture, it must be of little value, & less authority. With the highest respect Your faithful Servt
Jo: Gales Jr
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. The enclosure was an extract of Robert Yates’s convention notes of a JM speech and an announcement of the published book, New York Commercial Advertiser, 18 Aug. 1821. The newspaper clipping is in series 7, box 2, of the Madison Papers, Library of Congress.