James Madison Papers

Thomas Spotswood Hinde to James Madison, 26 September 1829

Urbana Ohio Sept 26th 1829.

Dear Sir,

Agreeably to my promise, I herewith enclose two bundles containing a breif and a Condensed Sketch of the transaction of a national affair—It was an important affair in its day—

Presuming that they might afford you a leisure evenings amusement at Richmond before you Consigned them to the vault, I have taken the liberty (having [hastily] transcribe them) of now forwarding them to you, thinking perhaps from the great press of my business that another opportunity may not be afforded me of attending to it—

Accept dear Sir the sincere thanks of a "lover of his Country" for the importunity you have afforded me for preserving this Sketch of the times.

May you labours at Richmond in the Service of your Country be crowned with success—May it give an impetuz towards a greater elevation of character, than Virginia has ever enjoyed, is the sincere wish of Dear Sir your Obt Servt

Th: S. Hinde

RC and enclosure (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM. The enclosure is a sketch of the Burr conspiracy.

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