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From James Madison to James Monroe, 11 December 1819

To James Monroe

Montpellier Decr. 11. 1819

Dear Sir

I thank you for the copy of your Message. The moderation it breathes towards Spain will be approved generally at present, & universally hereafter. The time is passed when this policy could be ascribed to any other than its true motive. The present standing of the U.S. will secure to it a just interpretation every where. It is very satisfactory to learn that the greatest powers in Europe are predisposed to do justice to us in this respect. Health & success

James Madison

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers).

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