James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Philip Slaughter and Gabriel Long, 16 August 1825

From Philip Slaughter and Gabriel Long

Culpeper Augst 16. 1825.

The Undersign’d being Deputed by the Committee of Arrangement to Invite you, to partake of a Dinner to be given to Genl La Fayette, by the Citizens of Culpeper County at the Courthouse of said County on the 22d. day of this present Month1—do themselves the pleasure of Solic[i]ting the Honor of your Company on that day. Yr. fellow Citizens

Phil. Slaughter
Gabriel Long

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For a brief account of this dinner, see Green, Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia (1978 reprint), 2:157–58.

2Gabriel Long (1751–1827) was a captain in the Eleventh Virginia Regiment (designated the Seventh Virginia Regiment in 1778) from 1776 until his resignation in 1779 (Johnson et al., Papers of John Marshall, 5:15 n. 3; Heitman, Historical Register, Continental description begins Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers on the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783 (Washington, D.C., 1893). description ends , 356).

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