James Madison Papers

Francis Preston to James Madison, 17 January 1830

Richmond Jany 17 1830

Dear Sir

Yesterday morning Mr McCrea died greatly regretted, he was perfectly resigned and entirely conscious of his condition as I understand– He requested shortly before his death that he should be burried with the honors of War– He is to be interred to day but I have not heard whether his request will be regarded–

I have noticed the weather since your departure with reference to your travelling and am really glad that none has occurred to interfere much with your Convenience or progress– Before this reaches you I presume and hope you will have arrived at home without accident or inconvenience–

We have all been Melancholy since you left us, especially my daughters who had become greatly attached to their kind friend and relative Mrs. Madison to whom they request me to tender their Love With sentiments of sincere friendship I am Dear Sir Your Mo Ob. Ser

Frans Preston

RC (NN). Docketed by JM.

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