James Madison Papers

W[alter] Jones, [Jr.], to James Madison, 19 August 1833

Washington, 19 Augt. 1833

Dear Sir,

The bearer Mr. John G. Chapman is the young American artist, of whom you have probably heard, and who has spent some years at Rome & other parts of Italy, perfecting his taste & Execution by the study of the most celebrated paintings. His professional reputation is high, and I have Every reason to think deservedly so; and he is, besides, a young gentleman of great personal worth & respectability. I therefore unite with a number of his friends in hoping that you may not find your patience overtaxed in allowing him the honor to take your portrait, and that your condescension to the wishes of the young artist & his friends, may not prove fatiguing or irksome to you. With profound sentiments of Esteem & every affectionate respect, I remain your friend & servt

W. Jones


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