James Madison Papers

R. Riker and Others to James Madison, June 1826

New York June th 1826


The Corporation of this City intend to celebrate the ensuing Anniversary of American Independence; and it would be pleasing to them to draw around them those who by their devotion to their Country’s weal, have gained the affection and esteem of their Fellow Citizens—The distinguished station you have held in the Government of our Republic and the important Services you have rendered in its Councils have long made you the object of that affection and that esteem—It would therefore afford the Corporation of this City and our Fellow Citizens in general great pleasure to be favored with your presence at that Celebration and to this, in behalf of our Citizens we most cordially invite you—We are in behalf of the Corporation of New York Your Obet Serts.

R Riker

Stuart. F. Randolph

Henry Arcularius

Jacob Baylor

Jno Yates Petrie

Committee of Arrangements

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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