James Madison Papers

To James Madison from E. W. DuVal, 2 January 1815

Washington, January 2nd. 1815.

Dr. Sir,

The enclosed letter, unasked and unexpected, reached me, some days since, with a request that I would cause it to be handed to you. In yielding to the friendly wishes of the writer, I beg you will believe that I am influenced by no vain glorious motive. While I appreciate the feeling that dictated this testimonial of regard, and am duly sensible of the honor of being presented to Your notice, I am not unconscious that the terms in which it is expressed are more than flattering to my humble merit. With very great respect and esteem, I am, Sir, Yr Ob: Servant.

E: W: Duval

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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