Washington Decr 4. 1823.
I enclosed you yesterday, a copy of the message, & now send another, rather in larger print. I have concurr’d fully in the sentiments, expressd by you, & Mr Jefferson, in regard to the attitude to be assumed, at the present interesting crisis, as I am persuaded you will find, respecting the views of the allied powers towards So. America. On this subject I will write again, and communicate many important details, if possible, by the next mail. very sincerely dear Sir your friend
I will only observe here, that Mr Canning has abated much of his zeal of late, indeed has not mentioned the subject to Mr Rush.
RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM.