James Madison Papers

James Madison to Samuel L. Southard, 25 September 1830

Sepr. 25. 1830

Dear Sir

Your Address before the Newar[k] Mechanical Association was recd. in due time. But the infirm state of my health wth. a series of pressing engagements prevented an earlier acknowledgt of it. I now offer my thanks for the pleasure afforded me by this new application of your ability & disposition to be useful to your fellow Citizens, in these useful presents; Be pleased to accept at the same time a reassurance of my cordial esteem, & my best wishes

Draft (DLC).

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