James Madison Papers

James Madison to Ann Tapscott, 6 August 1828

Aug. 6. 1828

Dr. Madam

Your two letters of June 2[.] & July 18. have been recd. and renew the sympathy heretofore expressed for your situation. I know not however that I can do more on the occasion, than refer you again to Mr. J. H Lee, who has the power to manage our claims under the Covenant with Mr. Tapscott & Mr Bell & will I am sure concur in any arrangements that are reasonable; of which he is a much better judge, than we can be at this distance.

In justice to myself, I must be permitted to remark, that in all that relates to pecuniary distress, the State of things here is little different from that in Kentucky & that if you are threatened with sacrifices in providing for debts, it is not less the case with me also. With friendly respects

J. M

Draft (MHi: French Collection).

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