James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Benjamin Joy, 23 May 1822

From Benjamin Joy

Boston 23rd May 1822.

Dear Sir

On my return, yesterday, from the interior of the state of NYork I had the Honor of receiving your letter of the 18th March and that of the 6th Inst. with copy of the former; for which be pleased to receive my thanks. I very much regret that by my absence you did not receive a reply to your favor of the 18th March which would have prevented you the trouble of again writing, tho’ it lays me under a pleasing additional obligation to you. My Brother was, in my absence, informed of the contents of your letter. With sincere wishes for your happiness I beg you Sir to receive the unfain’d respects of your Obliged Hhble Servt

B: Joy

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Addressed by Joy to JM; postmarked “Boston 22 May.” Docketed by JM.

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