James Madison Papers

Thomas Grafton Addison to James Madison, 22 May 1832

Louis-Ville Ky 22nd May

Dr Sir

I in common with many of my fellow Citizens of this place feeling a deep interest in evry thing relating to you beg leave respectfully to enquire after your health—I have learnd with much regret that you have been dangerously ill &c to ascertain Whether the report be true or not is the purpos of this Communication.

Permit me Sir to enclose you a Communication I received a few days since from the Venerable Senator Smith of Md. in relation to the adjustment of the Tariff—I Know you in common with all the true lovers of our Country feel a deep interest in this all absorbing question—You will have the goodness to return me the enclosed and let me Know respecting the enquiry I have made of you--as soon as it may suit your convenience to do so—With Sentiments of great respect and Esteem I remain

Thomas Grafton Addison

I have recd this m’g several letters from Washington all state that the Tariff question will be agreeably settled--I hope. so for the South has <certainly> been oppressed—

T.G. Addison


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