James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Truxtun, 6 May 1808


Phila. 6th. May 1808.


After You read the enclosed hasty Scrawl, you will do me the Justice to Appreciate My disposition and Motive, and then put a Wafer in it, and Cause it, to be put in the post office for Tingey. I am not guided in any Action of My life, by half way measures, and I have pointed out A great Mistake, by the Editor of the N I, the Effects of Which, I have Seen here. My candor will Serve more than any other Course. Some members, who hate Clinton, as they passed through, Said, they must have him, Otherwise Arum⟨   ⟩ would be distroyed, that he was a friend to it, and a Navy &c &c &c. I have the honor to remain respectfully Truly & Sincerely Your Obt Sert

Thomas Truxtun

P S. If you do not choose to Send the Enclosed to Tingey, I have No Objections to Your keeping it


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