James Madison Papers

Samuel A. Storrow to James Madison, 16 April 1827

Farley April 16th ’27

My dear Sir

My estimable friend Mr Sparks will within a short time offer his personal respects to you. I can not better explain his objects than by inclosing the letter wherein he informs me of his intention. He will be the bearer of an open letter from me. You will find him a man of uncommon worth & intelligence. I know not his superior.

The incessant cares of the nursery render my Wife a prisoner within her own walls. The labours of the field afford me but little more liberty. Owing to these causes it has been & will be out of our power to derive the pleasure & instruction which would be afforded by visiting you. We feel it as a privation.

My Wife commends herself to Mrs Madison with the utmost respect. I beg leave to unite with her. To yourself I offer the expression of my respectful admiration.

S A Storrow

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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