James Madison Papers

Linn Banks and Others to James Madison, 1 August 1834

Madison Court House 1st. Augt. 1834


A large number of the Democratic Republicans of this County, intend giving a public dinner to the Honble Jno. M. Patton their faithful and distinguished Representative, on the 23rd Instant at Madison Cthouse, as a testimonial of their high sense of his talents and approbation of his course during the late eventful Session of Congress.

In their name we respectfully solicit the pleasure of your company on that occasion. Your fellow Citizens of this County still cherish with fond remembrance your long tried and faithful public Services—Your devotion to the Union, and the rights of the States, as expounded by your Celebrated report of 1798 & 1799—which constitutes the political text book of the pure republicans of the Nation. You have witnessed for half a Century the benign influence, upon the destinies of men, of our system of Government—which was the result of mutual concession and compromise—in which you took so distinguished and efficient a part And you have lived too Sir to see the once doubtful problem solved, that virtuous & intelligent man is capable of Self Government We are very Respectfully Your fellow citizens

Linn Banks

Wm. Walker

Wesley Fry

Sinclair Burton

Wm. T Banks

Robt. A. Banks

Edmund G Chapman

Henry Allison



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