James Madison Papers

James Madison to David Malin and Charles B. Sedgwick, 19 November 1832

Nov 19. 1832


I have just recd. your letter of the 5th. Inst: informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of the Phi Gamma Alpha Society of Hamilton College.

The regard which all ought to cherish for the laudable objects of the Society & the respect due to the names composing it, give to the honor conferred on me a value of which I am very sensible, & I beg you to communicate to the Society the acknowledgments due from me.

The Institution having been already tested by its fruits, cannot fail to flourish more & more under the auspices of its own example, and to obtain the public favor which I join its other friends in wishing for it. To yourselves Gentlemen, I tender my respects, and my cordial salutations

J. M

Draft (DLC).

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