James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 9 August 1833

Montpr. 9. Augt. 1833—

Dear Sir

I am much obliged by your favor of the 6th. just red. I find I possess the cypher for the period to which that enclosed belongs—I have also the letter of Mr J. from Tuckahoe May 7. 1783, in another cypher, with the words interlined. The paper of Mr Hamilton is the same with that printed in the Journals of the Convention.

I shall with pleasure welcome Mr. Davis should he favor me with a call. I am glad he is but half wrong on the two vexed & vexatious subjects, and that you have set him half right on that half. All real friends to the Union will finally rally agt. those speculative errors, which, assuming a practical character, must subvert it.

We are suffering intensely for the want of rain. Mr Randolph must be a favorite of the Clouds in having had for his fine Crop of Corn, red. so critically, the crowning shower.

I wish you an agreeable and beneficial trip to the Springs and every thing else that can be so. Mrs M offer’s her affectinate love to Mrs. Trist. Accept my cordial salutations

James Madison

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

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