James Madison Papers

James Madison to Chapman Johnson, 3 June 1833

Montpr. June 3. 1833

Dear Sir

It has been suggested that the Govr. may wait for some regular notice of the Death of Genl. Breckenridge before he fills the vacancy occasioned by it. I hope this is not the case. He has all the evidence of the event, that is possessed by any of us; and beyond that of the Newspapers, better means of ascertaining it than I have. Perhaps it wd. not be inconvenient for you to learn his views of the matter, and to put an end to his hesitation. Should it be found that he requires some communication on the part of the Visitors, and that yours will not suffice, be so obliging as to let me know, & I will add mine. With great esteem & cordial regard.

J. M.

Draft (DLC).

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