January 3 1812 : Qualyifing Introduction

On January 3, 1812, Elbridge Gerry writes to President Madison

Dear Sir,                                                                   Cambridge 3d Jany 1812

I addressed, at the request of some Gentlemen, a line to you yesterday, introducing the Count de Crillon to your Excellency; and think it expedient to inform you, that I am in every respect uninformed in regard to the politicks of that nobleman, he being to me an entire stranger. Respectfully your Excellency’s unfeigned Friend

E Gerry

Cite as: The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition, J. C. A. Stagg, editor. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2010.

Original source: Presidential Series, Volume 4 (5 November 1811–9 July 1812 and supplement 5 March 1809–19 October 1811)

For more on Elbridge Gerry see the previous post.

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