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...the Virginia bar at the age of eighteen. Entering the House of Delegates in the term that began in December 1798, he immediately played a key role in assailing the Alien and Sedition Acts and supporting the Virginia Resolutions. Barbour’s plantation, Barboursville, was located near Montpelier, and as his early actions in the legislature demonstrated, he considered James Madison to be a...
recalled him the following year. He began his political career attacking the Alien and Sedition Acts and supporting strict-construction Republicanism, but his experience as a wartime governor altered his outlook, and he came to support protective tariffs, the