James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 29 April 1833

Montpellier April 29. 1833.

Dear Sir,

I observe that you have received the appointment of Consul at Havanna. I doubt not that you have well weighed the pro and the con; and I sincerely wish that the scale of the former may preponderate more in reality, than it may have done in contemplation.

I am much in the arrears of the thanks due for your successive communications. It has been the effect of my continued hopes that your promised visit would enable me to pay the debt ore tenus. Will you not still be able to make a trip to this quarter before you proceed to your destination; to which you ought not to hasten, till the cause which produced the vacancy shall no longer be formidable. With affecte. respects

James Madison

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).

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