James Madison Papers

James Madison to Richard Cutts, 2 June 1828

Montpellier June 2d. 1828.

Dear Sir

I did not receive yours of the 30th. Ult. in time to be answered by the return mail. I now inclose the note sent for my signature, which I hope will not be too late.

I cannot but regret the circumstance that threatens to connect me with a Judicial investigation. If the Gentleman bringing be influenced solely by a hope of discovering what he professes to seek, the purport of my letter to Mr. Van Zant, of which you have a copy, if made known thro’ his Counsel must satisfy him that no possible advantage can be derived from making me a party; and that he ought not to persist in a course, as fruitless to him as inconvenient & disagreeable to me.

We are glad to learn that you are all well, and offer our united & [affection]ate [re]turns for the good wishes expressed.

James Madison

RC (MHi); FC (DLC); Tr (DLC).

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