James Madison Papers

James Madison to John H. Lee, 12 June 1831

June 12. 1831

Dr Sir

The inclosed letter contains the answer given on the part of Mrs. Willis to your favor of Apl. 13. I concur in the request that you will be governed altogether by your own judgement in the steps remaining to be taken, in the trust you have so kindly undertaken & so judiciously managed for us. On the question of buying in the land, if sold under the decree of the Court, and of selling it out on our acct. in the lump or in lots; & in all that relates to the payments &c. our interests will be best provided for by your knowledge of what will affect it, and by the friendly attention which has already laid us under so many obligations. The satisfaction we shall receive from the close of the business now in prospect, will be greatly increased, by the relief it will give you from the irksome task which has been imposed on you, & which has been so much protracted by vexatious causes. I beg you Sir to accept the thankfulness which is due from me, & to be assured of my cordial esteem, and all my good wishes

Draft (DLC).

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