James Madison Papers

James Madison to Joseph C. Cabell, 22 November 1828

Novr. 22. 1828

Dr. Sir

Finding by yours of the 16th. just recd. that you will not leave Edgewood, before a letter will probably reach it, I will ask the favor of you to make another erasure from my letter of Ocr. 30 viz. of the words--"Notwithstanding British representations to the contrary", immediately following "other than G. B. which have Colonies" The fact asserted as to other nations, will stand as well without them; & for a particular reason alas I wd. prefer the omission of it. < >

Permit me to give you the further trouble of inserting a few lines in my letter of. Septr. 18. between the paragraph ending with "particular object in adopting the Constitution" and the paragraph beginning with "Of the impracticability of separate regulations of trade & the resulting necessity &c"

The inserted paragraph to be as follows.

"Were Congs to make the proposd. decln. of consent to State tariffs in favr. of State manufactes, and the permitted attempts did not defeat themselves what wd be the situation, of States deriving their foreign supplies thro’ the ports of other States? It is evident that they might be compelled to pay, in their consumption of particular articles imported a tax for the comon treasy not comon to all the States & without even partaking  the contemplated < > of the tariff on any manufacture or product of their own" With great esteem

J. M

Draft (DLC).

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