James Madison Papers

James Madison to Andrew Stevenson, 8 February 1831

Feby. 8. 1831

Dear Sir

Adverting casually to the draft of my letter to you on "Common Defence & Genl. Welfare" I ascertained that a passage was omitted in the letter which it may not be amiss to supply. It is accordingly inclosed with a designation of the place for it

I have been sorry to observe your occasional absences from the Chair, on account of interrupted health. I hope it has been restored & that the coming relaxation from your labors will fully re-establish it. I have not been in good health myself, for some time past but am now nearly in Statu quo. Mrs. M. is under the same complaint, severe influenza, but I trust is over the worst of it. She joins me in every good wish for you. Mrs. S. we understand is not with you, to receive the affectionate regards we even feel for her. Add them when you next repeat your own offerings to her

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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