James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 19 February 1825

From James Monroe

Washington Feby 19. 1824 [1825]

Dear sir

Mr. Gardner1 who will have the pleasure to present you this, has through his friend here, for whom I have great respect requested an introduction from me to you which I give him with great pleasure. He is from Long Island in the State of New York, & of the best connections there, & a very respectable young man, of his age. Your attention to him will much oblige me—with sincere regard dear Sir yours

James Monroe

RC (NEh: Long Island Collection). Conjectural year based on Philip P. Barbour to JM, 20 Feb. 1825.

1David Johnson Gardiner (1804–1829) was born on Gardiner’s Island, New York, and graduated from Yale College in 1824. He became proprietor of the island on the death of his father in 1816 (Franklin Bowditch Dexter, ed., Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College [6 vols.; New York, 1885–1912], suppl. [1913], 124).

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