James Madison Papers

Robert G. Scott to James Madison, 12 July 1831

Richmond July 12th 1831—

My Dear Sir

On my return from a visit to Old Point Comfort, I received your kind letter of the 7th inst, covering a copy of a letter from Mr Robert Walsh of Philadelphia, asking for information in relation to the late Bishop Madison, with a view of introducing into the Encyclopedia Americana a biographical sketch of this most estimable man—Nothing I assure you can afford me more sincere gratification, than to give my aid in procuring all the information in my reach, to enable Mr Walsh, to accomplish the object he has in view—To do so accurately & fully, will require a reference to some documents not at the time in my possession & to some records at a distance—In a few days however, the materials which I can obtain shall be sent you—

From the postscript to your letter, I very much regret, to learn, that you are afflicted with Rheumatism—

I am glad to be able to say to you, that Mrs Scott & our numerous little flock are all very well—My eldest son, returned to us on the 5th inst from Wm & Mary; the lectures there having closed, at that time—

Mrs Scott unites with me in our offer of affectionate regards to Mrs Madison & yourself—I am my Dear Sir with the highest veneration & respect yours most Respectfully—

Robert. G. Scott


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