James Madison Papers

James Madison to James P. Preston, 13 May 1828

Montpellier May 13. 1828.

Dear Sir

I recd. by the last mail yours of the 9th. and comply with its request by a few lines to the President for the mail of today. I could not refuse this evidence of my esteem & regard, tho’ it is an interposition, of which obvious considerations make me as sparing as possible. Being entirely ignorant of the names with which yours will be in competition, I can form no estimate of the result. With great respect & good wishes

James Madison

RC (ViHi: James Patton Preston Letters and Papers); draft (DLC).

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