James Madison Papers

James Madison to William F. Gray, 24 August 1825

Aug. 24. 1825

D Sir

Your favor of the 12. came safe to hand with the receipt & Books it refers to No. 78. compleats my set of the Edinbg Revw. No. 45. for Ocr. 24 of the N.A. Revw: I return, that havg been previously recd. But I find that No. 43 & 44 for the same year are not among the recd. numbers. Be so good as to advert to this circumstance.

I thank you for yr attention in sendg <me> the several books with an option to retain or return them. The Memoirs of Ct. Segur, I retain, the others I returned; expecting the Life of Fayette thro’ another channel; not finding it convt. to go thro’ the Narration of the Russian Expedition; and understandg that Fouchès memoirs are probably spurious

I thank you also for your kind offer to forward me works appearg to have merit. But as I buy Books now only as I am able to read them & am already much in arrears as to those in hand, I will not trouble you for such as I may not occasionally point out. With friendly respects

J M.

Draft (DLC).

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