James Madison Papers

James Madison to Charles Johnston, 11 April 1826

Montpr. Apl. 11. 1826


I have recd. your letter of the 4th. & return the prospectus of your intended publication with my subscription to it.

There is at present a more than ordinary desire of information concerning the Indian Tribes, and a just anxiety to save, every interesting peculiarity in their physical, moral & social features from the oblivion, threatened by the extinction or transformation which seems to await them. I may be permitted therefore to remark that your personal narrative will be enhanced in value by every new light you may be able to furnish on the subject With friendly respects

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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