James Madison Papers

James Madison to Reynolds Chapman, 22 December 1830

Dec. 22. 1830.

Dear Sir

Yours enclosing the paper of Mr Patton was duly recd. Fearing that the delay in hearing from me may be misunderstood, I think it not amiss to mention that I have been prevented from giving it the proper attention by several jobs of the pen, & especially by a painful Rhumatic attack not yet abated. It will give me pleasure to comply with the request you communicated as soon as I can: though it should be in a way no otherwise of value, than as it may offer views of subjects for Mr P.s own development & reflections. Affct. respects

J. M.


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