James Madison Papers

James Madison to Horatio Gates Spafford, 1 May 1824

Montpr May 1. 1824

Dr. Sir

I have recd. your letter of Apl. 4 on the subject of your work just published. I am at a loss what to suggest as to the mode of transmitting it. If you can find a conveyance to Mr. Cutts 2d. Comptroller at Washington, he will be able to forward it thence. I will endeavor to remit thro’ the same channel the price of the volume. It is not easy to obtain a note of so small an amount, nor convenient to send specie by the mail.

I doubt not the value of your new publication bu<t> I must be cautious in prom<ising> to perform the task you < > the span of remaining <torn> contracted, it may excl<ude> wch. wd. otherwis<e>

FC, fragment (DLC).

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