James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Frederick W. Hatch, 3 November 1823

From Frederick W. Hatch

Charlotteve Nov 3rd. 1823

Dear Sir,

I fear that yourself or Mrs Madison have sufferd a disappointment by a long cold ride to O: Ct: He: with a view to the contemplated service of yesterday.

I was detain’d here on Saturday by sickness & on Sunday Morng found myself too unwell for too long a ride.

My health is now better & I have no doubt I shall be able to attend at the Ct: He: next sunday for wh I have made arrangements. With affecte regards to Mrs M & in the hope that she has recover’d from the effects of her fall I am dear Sir Very respecty yours,

F W Hatch1

RC (ViU: Special Collections).

1Frederick Winslow Hatch (ca. 1789–1860) was an Episcopal clergyman who served parishes in Edenton, North Carolina, 1811–15, and Fredericktown, Maryland, before becoming rector of Christ Church Episcopal in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1820–30. He became rector of Washington Parish, D.C., in 1830, and served as chaplain of the U.S. Senate, 1833–34. Hatch died in Sacramento, California (San Francisco Bulletin, 17 Jan. 1860; Lawrence Foushee London and Sarah McCulloh Lemmon, eds., The Episcopal Church in North Carolina, 1701–1859 [Raleigh, N.C., 1987], 89; Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia, 127; J. Thomas Scharf, History of Western Maryland [2 vols.; Philadelphia, 1882], 1:507).

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