James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Benjamin Joy, 30 May 1822

To Benjamin Joy

Montpr. May 30. 1822

Dr. Sir

I have just recd. yours of the 23d. inst. in which you acknowledge the recet. of mine of Mar 18. & May. 16.1 but say nothing as to the disposition to be made of your brothers letter to me therein referred to. Be so good as to drop me a line supplying the omission. In the mean time I will forward the letter to Mr. Cutts, who will comply with your instructions in that respect; which it may be well to address to him, as well as to communicate to me. I suggest this precaution, that if the letter is to be handed to the Board of Comrs. there may be less danger of being out of time, the limit to which I do not know.

Draft (DLC).

1JM referred to his letter to Benjamin Joy of 6 May 1822.

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