James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 4 February 1828

Montpellier Feby. 4. 1828

Dear Sir

Since mine of the 26 ult: which I hope got safe to hand, I have recd. yours of the 29th.: since which that of the 30th. with the bundle of letters has been handed to me by Mr. Randolph. I am very sorry for the trouble it cost you to take advantage of that conveyance. I return, as you desire, the extracts you made from some of the letters. I return also the copies of two letters, inclosed in yours of the 1st. inst: just brought by the mail; tho’ not desired; making of one them, however an extract only, by lopping from it a paragraph irrelative to the subject.

I have noticed in the "advocate" your thoughts on the law question lately started. Whatever be the final decision of it, none will deny, the investigating & argumentative merits of the publication. With Affect. respects

James Madison

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