James Madison Papers

Notes on Revisions to Letter to Joseph C. Cabell, 22 November 1828

Calculating that you may be yet found at Edgewood, I venture to add to the last paragraph some lines of variations in < > letter of Sepr 18. the following. I have not time to explain the reasons but they are satisfactory.

Insert before the word "impugned" the word "necessarily" and erase after it, the words "as has been alledged"

Erase from the 2 or 3. pargh. beginning with "nor can it be inferred" the words following it, viz. "as has been ingeniously attempted."

Erase from ¶ No. 4., the sentence, "It was the aim of <" &> to the end of the

Erase from ¶ No. 5. the passage beginning with "whilst suffict. proofs were otherwise given" & ending with "as in its other relations"

Erase from ¶. No. 8. the words "every Ex. Legisle: & Judicial branch of"--so as to read "by the Genl. Govt."—also the words in all its branches", so as to read "with a concurrence or acquiescence of every State Govt".

Insert after the words "a few popular Statesmen" the words "themselves influenced perhaps by the same misleading causes

Vary the last sentence of the insertion as requested in my last letter of Novr. 22. so as to read, "It is evident that they might be compelled to pay on their consumptn. of particular articles a tax for the comon treasury, not comon to all the States, without even having any manufacture or product of their own to partake of the contemplated benefit."

Draft (DLC).

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