James Madison Papers

Moses Dawson and Others to James Madison, 1 February 1836

Cincinnati 1st. February 1836


The friends of free principles in the first Congressional district of Ohio in manifestation of their Joy for the emanicipation of their country from the thraldom of the United States Bank the charter of which expires on the 3d. March next have resolved to celebrate the following as the first day of the second great era of American Independance—And as well in high admiration of your Character as one of the venerated sages who blest us with a Glorious Constitution as beleiving you to be the uncompromising enemy of any institution that may inconsistent with, or hostile to the spirit of that revered instrument—We the Committee for that purpose appointed most respectfully invite you to participate in that celebration by partaking of a public dinner in this city on that auspicious day

If it should not suit your convenience to attend on the happy Occasion, permit us to solicit from you an appropriate sentiment to be given in your name by the Company on the occasion Mean time please accept assurances of the respect and high consideration of Sir Your Obedt Servants

Moses Dawson


G S Haines


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