James Madison Papers

Philip R. Fendall to James Madison, 30 November 1833

Office of the American Colonization Society, Washington, November 30. 1833.

Respected Sir,

It again becomes my duty, in the absence of Mr. Gurley, to trouble you with a request for your signature to certificates of life-membership in this Society.

A large number of them is forwarded by the mail bringing this letter; But it is neither expected nor necessary that you should sign them all immediately. The purpose of the Society will be effected, if you will be so good as to sign them at your leisure, and to transmit them occasionally to this office. Deeply participating in the sentiments of gratitude and veneration which are felt for you by our common country and by mankind, I am, Sir, Your Fellow Citizen,

Philip R. Fendall,

Assistant Secretary

RC (NjP).

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