James Madison Papers

Nicholas P. Trist to James Madison, December 1827


You will find in No. 3 (as marked by me) some new details respecting your early career, as well as that of Mr Jefferson. I send Nos 1. & 2. as introductory: The letters from R. D. O., I mean--which are marked with //.

You will perceive that the clergy are seriously—many of them conscientiously,—bent on organising a "Christian Party in politics." We may yet be destined in this country to a fearful struggle on this mischief-breeding subject. I have for some years, watched the signs. Should it ever come, the Land of the Puritans will be the Rock of my Hope.

Do not write: but return the papers when convenient. I fear from not receiving the letter you read to me that your rheumatism is more obstinate than I hoped it would prove.

Friendly respects for Mr Todd; and for Mrs Madison & yourself, all affection.

RC (ViHi: Nicholas P. Trist Album Book).

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