James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Charles Thomson, 22 December 1808

Washington Decr. 22. 1808

My dear Sir

I recd. from Mr. Amies your very kind letter of the 13th. inst: with the two vols. the fruit of your learned & pious labours in the cause of revealed Religion. I accept them as I shall the remaining volumes, with peculiar pleasure, not only on account of their intrinsic value, but as the token of a friendship which I have always been proud to possess.

I will not now obtrude any political subject whatever on your attention; farther than merely to ask a place on one of your shelves for a Copy of the Documents communicated to Congs. with the Message of the President at the opening of their Session.

Mr. Amies appears to be a young man of great modesty & worth. I hope he will not be disappointed in his visit to this City. With sentiments of the highest esteem and respect, I remain Dr. Sir Yr. Affece. friend

James Madison

DLC: Charles Thomson Papers.

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