James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Peter Perpignan, 26 February 1823

From Peter Perpignan

Philada. Feby. 26th. 1823

Respected Sir

Inclosed you will find the smallest representation, of our departed patriot Genl. Geoe. Washington, that has ever been presented to our Countryman.1

Should you be pleased to accept it, your answer, to its reception, will Serve Your friend and fellow Citizen

Peter Perpignan2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Enclosure not identified.

2Peter Perpignan was a watchmaker and jeweler who had a shop at 356 North Front Street, Philadelphia, and whose home was in the Northern Liberties section of the city. He was active in Democratic–Republican politics and his Masonic Lodge, and served in the Pennsylvania state militia during the War of 1812 (Philadelphia Franklin Gazette, 23 Mar., 10 June, and 1 Oct. 1819; Joshua L. Lyte, comp., Reprint of the Minutes of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania [12 vols.; Philadelphia, 1895–1907], 4:172; Scharf and Westcott, History of Philadelphia, 3:2082–83).

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