James Madison Papers

James Madison to Henry Wheaton, 10 August 1826

Montpellier Aug. 10. 1826

Dear Sir

I received some days ago your favor of July 26: and the "Life of Mr. Pinkney" referred to, is now also come to hand: I return without delay, my thanks for the work, well assured that it will be found to merit them.

I am not surprized that your known occupations did not permit you to mingle with the biographical topics, more of the historical notice of the period which you had once intended. I shall not be singular in regretting, at the same time, that the task could not be executed by the pen, which furnished such a specimen of judicious and interesting observations as distinguished the elegant address <of> the opening of the N. York Athenaum.

To my thanks for the biographical volume, I have to add those due for the "Report of the Revisors of the Statute laws of N. York", and to both, assurances of my great esteem, and my best wishes.

James Madison


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