James Madison Papers

James Madison to Bernard Peyton, 30 August 1828

Montpellier Augt. 30. 28

Dear Sir

I recd. some days ago a call from the B. U. S. at Richmond for payment on or before Octr. 12. of $1000. I had not looked for it, after your letter of in answer to mine of . I hope it does not shut the door agt. the indulgence as requested in the latter & favored in yours. Be so good as to let me hear from you on the subject as soon as may be convenient.

The continuance of the drought has decided agt. more than short crops of corn in this quarter with very few exceptions The tobacco has suffered much less, & with better weather may yet do pretty well; but without it except in the moister situations, it must soon decline.

I have had a slight attack of fever, probably from bilious cause but it has gone off almost of itself, and I feel no effect but in the weakness allways left by it. Your favor of Augt. 15th. was duly recd. Health & all other good wishes—

J. M.


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