James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George William Erving, 21 February 1806

Madrid Feby 21. 1806

⟨De⟩ar Sir

I have just received from ⟨Eng⟩land the most afflicting intelligence⟨. My⟩ beloved father is no more.

The injunctions & information which ⟨he⟩ gave me at parting respecting his ⟨af⟩fairs make my presence there absolutely ⟨ess⟩ential & I pray you to give me immedi⟨ate⟩ permission to leave this. I am Dear Sir with Sincere respect & Esteem Always & very faithy your obt St

George W Erving

DNA: RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Spain.

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