James Madison Papers

James Maury to James Madison, 24 February 1827

Liverpool 24 Feby 1827

My dear Sir, 

I am much indebted for your very acceptable letter of the 25 Novr, but cannot have the pleasure of answering it farther at this juncture.

With this are four Liverpool Mercuries: in two of them are remarks on Negro Slavery in Virginia. In the two others, signed Virginian, the correctness of those remarks is disputed. I request to know if Virginian be right in what he states of the early aversion we evinced to this horrid traffic especially by our petition to the King. My reason for asking this is that I particularly suggested that matter to the Author, referring him to Walsh’s United States & Great Britain, from which he has copied it.

You must know I have often gloried in this, as being highly honorable to our native Land.

Lord Liverpool has just been visited by a paralytic stroke, which ’tis apprehended may prevent his continuance in office. I present the Ladies my best respects & wishes. Most sincerely yrs

James Maury

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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