James Madison Papers

John Norvell to James Madison, 27 June 1826

Philadelphia, June 27, 1826.

Dear Sir,

I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 20th instant, with the enclosure of 15 dollars, and a request, which shall be complied with, that the paper should be discontinued at the end of the year for which payment has been made.

Having always cherished a veneration for you as the chief author of the noblest features of the federal constitution, as well as for the purity of your character, and the ability with which you always maintained the rights and liberties of our beloved country, I must ask the favor that you will allow me to renew to you my best wishes for your happiness here and hereafter, and to express my perfect conviction that your name and your administration will constitute, to the latest period of time, the brightest page in American history. I have the honor to be, With profound respect, Your most obt. servant,

John Norvell.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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