James Madison Papers

William Emmons to James Madison, 13 May 1828

Washington May [13]th 1828

Venerable Sir,

The Hon R. M. Johnson has this moment handed me $5 for the Fredoniad and your letter which I have persused with great delight—My Brother Doct Richard Emmons will be more than happy to find that you have honoured him with the purchase of a Copy of his poem—I should have presented you with a Copy of the work as a token of my sense of your exalted merit—But indigent circumstances & a debt yet due the publisher prevented. With great respect your Obt Svt

Wm Emmons

RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.

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