James Madison Papers

James Madison to Henry D. Gilpin, 10 January 1828

Montpellier Jany. 10. 1828

Dear Sir

I have received yours of the 4th. inst. and am glad to learn that my communications of Ocr. last were acceptable.

In reference to the intimation in your last paragraph, I may only say, that feeling what is due to its motives, and judging of the work about to be re-edited, by the portions known to me, I can offer no objection to the meditated use of my name, but the deficiency of its title to such a mode of connecting it with the Great Occasion which furnished peculiar subjects as well for biographical Literature, as for national gratitude With great esteem & friendly salutations

James Madison

RC (owned by Todd M. Axelrod, Las Vegas, Nev., ); FC (DLC).

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