James Madison Papers

James Madison to James B. Longacre, 27 August 1833

Aug 27. 1833

Dear Sir

I have duly recd. your letter of the 21 inst I am aware of the wish you naturally feel for such a biographical sketch of me as will preserve a uniformity in your Gallery; and I am glad that you are sensible of the controul I may feel in supplying materials for it.

A friend will attempt a brief chronicle of my career, with perhaps a few remarks & references, and will forward the paper when prepared

Mrs. M. is much gratified by the impressions you carried from Montpellier and desires me to say in reply to your letter to her, as I do for myself, that a hospitality so well merited is greatly overpaid by the terms in which you speak of it.

Draft (DLC).

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