James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 January 1827

Montpellier. Jany 18 1827

Dear Sir

As English newspapers seemed to be acceptable to you, I inclose a few which came to hand before their contents appeared in our own. The Mail of today may bring even later dates, but probably not at full length the interesting, and it may be added very adroit Speech of Mr Canning. Without drawing the Sword agst. Ferdinand, he flourishes it in the Scabbard over his head, and gives notice to all the Legitimate Sovereigns, with a special glance no doubt at Charles X, that England can blow them all up, when she pleases, by applying a Spark to the Revolutionary mine under their Thrones. The thermometer this morning was at the lowest point to which it has yet sunk. I fear the severity of the weather has been unfavorable to the business at Monticello. I am glad to see that there was a mistake in the case of the Busts & paintings, which is corrected in the Gazette of saturday last With friendly salutations

James Madison

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers); draft (DLC).

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