James Madison Papers

James Madison to Peter S. Du Ponceau, 12 November 1825

Novr. 12. 1825

Dr Sir

I have duly recd your letter of the 5th. instant, informing me that I have been elected an honorary member of "the Society for the commemoration of the Landing of Wm. Penn," and I make my acknowledgments, with a full sense of what I owe, for such a mark of favorable attention.

Pennsylvania may well be proud of such a Founder & Lawgiver as Wm. Penn, and an obligation be felt by her enlightened Citizens to cherish, by commemorations of his exalted Philanthropy &, his beneficent [Institution] their expanding influence on the cause of Civil & Religious Liberty: I wish for the Society all the success which its object merits; and I congratulate it on the auspicious exhibitions with which it commenced its career For yourself, Sir, I tender my particular esteem & my cordial regard.

Draft (DLC).

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