James Madison Papers

James Madison to Robley Dunglison, 14 October 1831

Octr. 14. 1831

Dear Sir,

I feel some regret at disappointing the wishes of Mr Brooks conveyed in yours of the 11th. But I am unwilling to expose the Portrait of Mr. Jefferson by Stuart, to the casualties however slight, of a removal to a distance however small. I have had some experience, which strengthens my reluctance. I have a portrait of Mr. J. by the Elder Peale taken at his age, when Independance was declared. If this wd satisfy Mr. B. it will be forwarded by the first good opportunity that may offer or that may be suggested

My Rheumatism is in Statu quo. My general health rather improved. Mrs. M. is suffering somewhat from the prevailing cold. As always she joins in the best respe<ct> & cordial regards to Mrs. D. & yours<elf> which I pray you to accept

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