James Madison Papers

James Madison to Martin Van Buren, 1 February 1830

Montpr. Feby. 1. 1830

Dear Sir,

Wishing to give the surest as well as a speedy conveyance of the inclosed letter to Genl. Lafayette, I take the liberty of requesting that it may be permitted to accompany the earliest dispatches from the Department of State, to Paris.

Mrs. M. avails herself of the occasion & of my pen to return her thanks for the acceptable article* recd. through the hand of Mr. Carter Stephenson, whilst she was in Richmond. She joins me at the same time in the assurance of high esteem, & in the cordial salutations which I pray you to accept

J. M.

*a bottle of Snuff

FC (NN: Arents Tobacco Collection).

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