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James Madison to Edward Everett, 21 December 1831

Montpellier Decr 21st. 1831.

Dear Sir

In my letter thanking you for the Copy of your address to the American Institute of New York I took occasion to remind you of the little pamphlet addressed by the Virginia Assembly of 98 to its Constituents and of the other containing the report of a Committee of the legislature of South Carolina in 28. They were enclosed to you at or about the date of my letter published in the North American Review. As in the unusual casualties of the Season my letter may have failed to reach you, I have thought best to inclose you a Copy. The report though not acted on, defines and authenticates the Doctrine of Nullification. I wish to replace the pamplets Among my Collections of that Class. I thank you Sir for the public documents you have been so good as to enclose me & beg you to be reassured of my great esteem & all my good wishes.

James Madison

RC (MHi: Everett Collection).

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