Montpellier July 19. 1825
J. Madison presents his respects to Mr. Dickins, and thanks him for the copy of his oration on the 4th. of July last.
J. M. had previously an opportunity of reading it in the Newspapers: But it well deserves a place among the select discourses on that anniversary, in the more conservative form now given to it.
RC (NN: Ford Collection); draft (ViU).