James Madison Papers

James Madison to Mathew Carey, 7 December 1827

Decr. 7. 1827

Dr. Sir

Since the receipt of your two letters of the 5 & 6th. of Ocr. a third with additional proofs in the manufacturing cause, has called for my acknowledgts. I now pray you to accept them for the whole year.

Your second letter arrived in time for the destruction of the documents accompanying the first; and I have disposed of the corrected ones as occasions offered. I shall do the same with those last recd.

Whilst I return my thanks for your several favors, I must not omit due justice to the ability & zeal which you have so long employed in advancing an object which I am persuaded as you observe that no selfish interest mixed itself with the pursuit of public good.

Draft (DLC).

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