James Madison Papers

James Madison to Richard M. Johnson, 9 May 1828

May 9 [1828]

Dr. Sir

I have recd. from Mr. Emmons, a copy of his "Fredoniad" with a request, that in reference to the cost of publication $5 might be inclosed to you to be forwarded to him. This I now do with pleasure inferring from what appears that I follow safe examples in this mark of respect for the author, both as a poet and a patriot. I am sorry I could not make it the result of my own perusal of the work; literary qualifications, especially of the poetical class, being very little divulged to me, by indispensable demands on the scanty remnant of life before me. Permit me on the occasion offered, to assure you of my very great esteem & friendly recollections.

J M.

Draft (DLC).

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