James Madison Papers

Edward Coles to James Madison, 23 June 1828

Enniscorthy June 23. 1828

My dear Sir:

It was my intention to have seen or written to you before this. But I was detained in Richd. by a bilious attack, and since my arrival here I have been in daily expectation of a visit from Mr. Stevenson, who promised me to be here, and to accompany me on a visit to you & Mrs. Madison. By this days mail I got a letter from him in which he informed me he should be compelled to postpone his visit to you until after his return from the North, in which direction he should setout on the 29 instant. My sister Betsey & myself propose to leave this on Saturday next for your house, where we expect to be that evening, and after spending a day or two with you & Mrs. Madison, to proceed to Fredburg & Washington, where we expect to fall in with Mr. & Mrs. Stevenson, & from thence proceed to Phia., where my sister Stevenson will stay some days to consult Dr. Physick &c &c—and then our movements will be controled perhaps by the Doctors—If not we propose to go on to Ballston Springs, and perhaps Boston—& possibly Quebec.

With the hope of finding you & Mrs. Madison in good health when we meet on Saturday next, I conclude by renewing to you both the assurances of my sincere and ardent devotion

Edward Coles

RC (ICHi). Docketed by James Madison.

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