James Madison Papers

James Madison to Hyde de Neuville, 15 June 1829

Montpellier June 15. 1829

Dr Sir

My friend Mr. Rives is about to take his station in Paris, as diplomatic Representative of the U. States; and not doubting that an acquaintance will be mutually agreeable, I wish to open a direct way to it by this introduction. You will find him equally enlightened & amiable; with liberal views on all subjects; and with dispositions to cherish the friendly feelings & improve the beneficial intercourse between France & the U. States, which I venture to assure him are not wanting on your part.

I have seen with sincere regret a late notice that your health was not good. I hope that this will find it re-established; and that with the assurance of my high esteem, you will accept my cordial salutations.

James Madison

RC (Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave., New York, New York 10021); draft (DLC).

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