James Madison Papers

Richard M. Johnson to James Madison, 27 December 1830

House of Rep: 27th Dec 1830

Dear Sir

Your favour has been rd respecting the books & message sent you by Wm. Emmons. His Brother the doctr is in the City & I will consult him what disposition to make of the Books—I am extremely sorry that Wm. Emmons should be troubling you with his Books & He deserves to have them put into the fire. I have no doubts such things are one of the greatest curses that a distinguished Citizen meets with in retirement. If he has involved himself in debts let him extricate himself—

I passed your house on my way here & was truely sorry I could not stop & See you—your sincere & devoted friend

Rh. M. Johnson

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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