James Madison Papers

Lawrence T. Dade to James Madison, 5 July 1827

5th July 1827

Dear Sir

The notice you took yesterday, of one of our revolutionary patriots (Governor Page) interested those who heard you much: justly distinguished as he is already, for the many acts of devotion to the cause of the People in our Revolutionary struggle; nevertheless, the peculiar, circumstances, under which he acted, to which you had reference; and which I believe, are within the knowledge of but few; stamp his character, with an extraordinary degree of disinterestedness. May I trespass so far upon your indulgence, as to request tha<t> you will furnish me with the substance of the remarks ma<de> by you. Judge Barbour has pro<m>ised to do so: An intention on the part of the Managers of the Celebration, to publish the incidents, accompanied by your Toast and observations, will not I hope be disagreeable to you. With great respect Yr Ob St

Law: T. Dade

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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