James Madison Papers

James Madison to Samuel Kercheval, 7 September 1829

Montpr. Sepr 7 1829

I have recd. Sir, your letter of Augst. 27 and thank you for the little pamphlet containing Mr. Jeffersons letters to you, which I did not before possess in that convenient form. In reply to your request, the infirm state of my health, with particular claims at present on my time obliged me to say that on the points in which I do not exactly concur with Mr. Jefferson, I could offer no beyond opinions without the proper explanations, which would not be either sufficiently respectful to the subject, or worthy of your acceptance. With friendly respects

J. M

Draft (DLC).

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