James Madison Papers

From James Madison to George Tucker, 15 July 1822

To George Tucker

July 15. 1822.

Dr. Sir

I recd. some days ago your letter of May 16, accompanied by the volume of Essays which you caused to be forwarded by Mr. Milligan.

I have not been able to give the work more than a very hasty perusal. But I think myself warranted in saying that it contains much valuable matter: and that as a literary performance, it will be among the best answers to the charge of our national deficiency in that particular.

I thank you Sir for the opportunity you have given me of perusing the Essays, & pray you to be assured of my esteem & great respect.

Draft (DLC).

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