James Madison Papers

James Madison to Hezekiah Niles, 20 June 1829

Montpellier June 20th. 1829

Dear Sir

I have been long a subscriber to your "Register", and retain my respect for its merits, and sincere wishes for its prolonged success; but finding it expedient at the age I have reached, to abridge the attention required for such objects, I must request you to discontinue my name on your Subscription list.

According to the account presented lately by your Collector, the balance due from me in March last was $15; but it embraced a year’s advance, which of course is to be taken off. I inclose however $15, with a request that you will be good eno’ to pay Mr. Skinner’s account charged $8: but including also a year’s advance, is subject to a like deduction. Not knowing the days on which the charges in the two cases will stop, the sum remitted may not be the exact one, and require to be rectified. I tender you very sincerely my friendly respects & good wishes.

James Madison

RC (CSmH); draft (DLC).

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