James Madison Papers

Mathew Carey to James Madison, 5 October 1827

Philada Oct. 5. 1827

Dear Sir

By this mail, I send you 30 copies of an essay on a Subject of vast importance to your State, & to the Southern states generally. I request you will circulate them as widely as possible. Some errors may probably be found my estimate—but will not, I am persuaded, affect the general result.

I likewise send a few other articles, of which I request your acceptance.

I retired from business nearly four years since—& have during that period devoted three fourths, perhaps more of my time, to the promotion of the public good—as I had done probably half of my time previously.

The political world presents a dreary prospect—We have a melancholy State of things. We are likely to be torn in pieces by factions, as violent as some of those of the old world Your obt. hble. Sert

Mathew Carey

RC (DLC). Docketed by James Madison.

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