James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Delaplaine, 26 February 1816

Philad. Feby 26, 1816


I took the liberty of writing to you by Mr. Wood our distinguished portrait painter to whom I begged you would have the goodness to sit for your portrait which I am very desirous to obtain.

I also beg the favour of you to furnish me with a few facts of your life--Birth, parentage, Education-profession. offices &c &c.

Not knowing where my letter may find Mr. Wood, I take the liberty of enclosing one for him, which I beg you to have the goodness to deliver to him when he has the honor of waiting on you. With great respect I am your obedt. huml. st.

Joseph Delaplaine

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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