James Madison Papers

Howard Malcom to James Madison, 4 April 1831

Boston April 4th. 1831

Venerated & Dear Sir

A paralysis of the optic nerves obliges me to leave my charge & take a voyage to Europe. I should wish to spend a half hour with La Fayette. If you felt as if you could favour me with a line to him, it would confer a great & lasting obligation. Refuse without reluctance if you must. If you can comply address to me to N. York where I shall take packet as soon as I hear from you. Excuse my brief scrawl as I write with my eyes shut—With my affec. regard

Howard Malcom

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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