James Madison Papers

James Madison to William L. Stone, 25 June 1832

Montpellier June 25. 1832.

I have recd., Sir, with your letter of the 17th. inst. a copy of your work on Masonry & Antimasonry. In the debilitated state to which I have been reduced by a tedious attack of rheumatism, accompanied of late by a bilious fever, which still confines me for the most part to my bed, I cannot at present undertake the perusal of such a publication. Whenever—if ever—I shall be in a condition to examine a subject to which I have paid little attention, but which seems now to have acquired much importance in the United States, I infer from the plan & scope of your observations, as noted in the chapters of contents, that I shall find information more interesting as well as authentic in that source than in any other which I could consult. In the mean time I tender you my thanks for your polite communication & beg you to accept at the same time my friendly salutations.


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