James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David R. Williams, 13 June 1815

Centre Hall 13th. June 1815


The favour you have granted me, is not more agreeable than the manner in which it has been done and both deserve & have my sincerest thanks.

I am fully sensible how precious all your moments are to the public interest: it was not my intention on the late occasion, nor is it now, to abstract you from that interest a single instant; yet, this is so fair an opportunity, having presented you my acknowledgments, I request you will accept my cordial congratulations on the brilliant termination of the war. If I can look back with pleasure to the vote I gain for its declaration, how much more important, must the retrospect be to you who, had so great a share in it. Excuse me for adding, I believe you deserving of all the consolation the subject is calculated to give. I am very respectfully Your obliged & sincere friend

David R. Williams

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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