London July 30th: 1816.
May I intrude on you so much as to write you this Letter and I hope you will not take as an insult from me, but my veins swells within me to hear you runn down sir. Although I am in British Government, yet that does not make me forget my native country. If I should hear a boy of my size say any thing against my country I would die, beneath his feet before I would surrender I was formerly of Stonnington and have been here six months I ask your pardon for insulting you so much but I cannot help it
DLC: Papers of James Madison.