James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Nicholas Biddle, 9 February 1822

From Nicholas Biddle

Andalusia Bucks Cy. Penna. Feby 9. 1822

Dear Sir,

I have so often derived pleasure from your writings, that I should deem it an act of gratitude to present to you the paper which accompanies this note,1 were I not sensible how little it enables me to repay my obligations. I can therefore only request that you will place it in your library as a mark of my great respect for one who is realizing the best hopes of all statesmen by closing a distinguished career of public service in the pursuits of letters and agriculture. With sentiments of great consideration I am very respectfully Yrs.

Nicholas Biddle

RC (DLC); draft (DLC: Nicholas Biddle Papers). RC docketed by JM.

1Nicholas Biddle, Address Delivered before the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, at Its Annual Meeting, on the Fifteenth of January, 1822 (Philadelphia, 1822; Shoemaker 8059).

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