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I thank you, tho’ at a late day, for the pamphlet comprizing your address at New-York. The address is distinguished by some very interesting views of an important subject. The Absolutists on the "Let alone Theory" overlook the two essential prerequisites to a perfect freedom of external Commerce, 1. that it be universal among nations. 2. that peace be perpetual among them. A perfect freedom of...
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Woodbury thanks him for his interesting Report from the Treasury Department. The exuberant prosperity of our Country is a happy illustration of the beneficent operation of its political Institutions; and with the anticipated rate of its growth in population, in productive capacities, and in resources for protection, not only on its borders, but on the Ocean,...
Though I regret that I have not the honor of knowing You personally, I trust you will excuse the liberty I now take in making you a request I collected with the greatest care & labour a curious collection of autographs for a gentleman of distinguished standing in the British Parliament who is passionately fond of the relics of men who have rendered themselves illustrious by their virtues...
I have received your letter of Decr. 22d. covering a communication from Mr. Hodges. Had you found it convenient to deliver it in person, it would have afforded me an agreeable opportunity of welcoming you to my abode. I very sincerely express my sensibility to the friendly views you have taken of my public Career—and I pray you to be assured of my cordial respects and good wishes. FC (DLC) .
I have this day drawn on you in favor of Walter S. Chandler for two hundred dollars which you will please to meet by a sale of as much flour as may be requisite. FC (DLC) .
I have recd. your letter of the 15th. with the Tobacco seed it refers to. I tender the thanks due respectively to Mr Vaughan and yourself for the obliging attention to which I am indebted; and will take measures for turning the seed to the best account. I was favored many years ago by Col. G. Mason with a sample of the like seed, and had hills enough planted from it to test its character in...
It would have given me great pleasure to have delivered the inclosed communication in person—but the gratification is denied to me— I beg you to be assured of the deep respect, and most enduring regard of one, who has always sustained your principles, and venerated your character Your most ob. Sert— FC (DLC) .
Until a few weeks ago, I counted with certainty on making my usual pilgrimage to Montpellier during this visit to the U. States. But circumstances beyond my control have put it out of my power, and I am now hastening to New Orleans, by the Way of Charleston, Augusta & Mobile, in company with Septimia Randolph, who has already suffered such effects from the cold weather as to make her friends...
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Van Buren thanks him for the copy of the President’s message on the 7th. instant. It is a very able Document, and in some of its aspects particularly, interesting. The mode in which it disclaims any threats to France seems well adapted to the occasion. Its effect on the sensibilities of the French Executive, should these be involved in the sequel, may...
Since my arrival here I received from Mr Charles Vaughan of Hallowell, State of Maine, a paper of the finest kind of Cuba Tobacco Seed, which has been recently sent to him by a friend at the Havanna—and he desired me to distribute it in any way that I thought it could be most gratifying and useful—enjoining it upon me at the same time, that I should first present a portion of it to You as a...
I have your letter & am glad to find, that the information you request, will have probably reached you thro’ the Newspaper which contain it as notified from the authoritative source. I have only therefore to express my hopes, that your exertions on the occasion have the success they merit, & tender the respects I pray you to accept Draft (DLC) . Written on the same page with a draft of JM to...
J. Madison with his best respects to Mr. Minor thanks him for his Address on "Education &c". before "The Institute of Education of Hampden Sidney College". He has read it with the pleasure which could not fail to be imparted, by the instructive and impressive views it takes of a subject vitally important to our popular Institutions. FC (DLC) .
I have recd. yours of the 27th. Ulti. Should the whole of my little stock of Coke Devon do well you can be furnished here in the spring with a pair. Should the Bull Calf fail, you can be accomodated at least, by temporary management that will give you the initiating service of a grown Bull. It is desirable, if convenient; that you should replace your lost female from another source; that being...
It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge your kind favour of this day, the payment of twenty doll : on your subscription to the Coll’g We hope not to fail in our present struggle, but still are quite liable to—Yours, Sir With the deepest Respect— RC (NjP) .
I received a few days ago under a blank cover a copy of Mr. Binney’s Eulogy on Chief Justice Marshall: a slip of paper being inserted; with the printed words "from the select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia". As the communication has the appearance of being somewhat circular, it may be a question whether an acknowledgment of the favour be, or be not due or expected. I wish not...
Your letter of Novr. 17. having been directed to Petersburg which is very distant from me, was not recd. till yesterday. I am sorry that I cannot give to it the answer that would be most agreeable. Unwilling as I am to obtrude my private affairs on others, the occasion requires me to say that for a number of years past the drafts of various denominations on my resources, have so far exceeded...
J. Madison tenders his thanks to Mr Everett for his interesting and eloquent address at Bloody Brook. It has been read with much pleasure; and with a full perception of its parentage in all the lineaments of the Offspring. RC ( MHi : Everett Collection); FC (DLC) .
Your letter on the subject of Mr. Pemberton has not passed into oblivion; but I am sensible that the lapse of time since it was received exposes it to that appearance. For my silence, I must plead my growing dislike to the pen, and the condition of my fingers, which imposes on me often, as in the present case, the unwelcome task of dictating to borrowed one’s. Though I am aware of your junior...
I have recd. your letter by Henry. You mistake much in supposing my health to be such as when you last saw me; my debility & the effect of Rheumatism on my limbs scarcely permitting me to walk across the room; and the condition of my fingers obliging me often as in the present case to dictate to another pen, rather than force a use of my own. The appearance of the fly in the Wheat, and the...
It has happened that one of my Devon young Cows has produced a female Calf, and that the Calf of the other, tho’ a male, was dropt in so feeble and infirm a State as to remain helpless for some time. He is however gaining the use of its limbs and is otherwise improving; but with some uncertainty as to its matured character, it has also to encounter the season of Winter so unfavorable to very...
I have so often made myself troublesome to you by my requests, that it is with no little hesitation, that I have determined to ask of you yet another favor, especially as the request I am about to make is altogether of a delicate nature. In consequence of the reduced state of my health, I expect in the course of a few days to sail for Europe to be absent probably till next summer. It has...
You will pardon me for intruding on your attention a few lines Relative to a subject in which every American Citizen should feel a deep interest. On the demise of the late Chif Justice Marshal you were appointed his successor as President of the ’Washington National Monument Society’. In a recent number of Niles Register I see an address to the American people by order of the Board of...
J. Madison with his best respects to Mr. Everett tenders his thanks for the copy of his address delivered at Amherst College. He may say of it, and he says much in doing so, that it is worthy not only of the occasion but of the Author. RC , FC (DLC) .
I received in due time your valuable Discourse before the "Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company" for which I tender my thanks. Accept them also for the Copy of your little publication on some of the Oriental languages. That intended for the "University of Virginia" was duly forwarded—I am sensible of my tardiness in acknowledging your favors: but I have an apology in the feebleness of age,...
I have recd. your letter of Octr. 24. and enclose an Autograph of Mr. Monroe. Of Mr. Jay, none remain on my files. Mine is furnished by this answer to your letter. At my great age, & with my rheumatic fingers, it is very different from my ordinary writing at an earlier period, as you will perceive by the accompanying specimen I readily bestow commendation on your Antiquarian pursuit; but a...
Your letter of the 12th. being addressed to Madison instead of Orange Court House was not received till the 24th. Much as I wish success to the monumental plan, I know not that I could in any mode, or any terms manifest my approbation of it more strongly than I have already done in my published letter accepting the appointment conferred on me. With friendly respects FC (DLC) .
This will be handed to you by Richard Chapman a son of Reynolds Chapman who married one of my neices. He will communicate the hope of his father and his own, that he may obtain a birth in the Military school at West-point. My esteem and regard for the Father, and good wishes for the son, will apologize for my saying that his success could not but be agreeable to me, if the way for it be...
Your letter of the 7th. has just come to hand. I enclose a copy of my letter to Mr. Everett, that to Mr. Ingersoll I cannot find. It was published in several news-papers of the day, not improbably in some one at Richmond perhaps your files can refer Mr. Smith to it. I know of no pamphlet containing the two letters. I am obliged to say that my health is not such as has suggested to you, I hope...
private I have received your letter of Sepr. 30th. with a copy of "An Appeal from the new to the Old Whigs." The Pamphlet contains very able and interesting views of its subject. The claims for the Senate of a share in the removal from Office; and for the legislature an authority to regulate its tenure, have had powerful advocates. I must still think however, that the text of the constitution...
I have duly received Sir your letter of Augt. 5th. with the accompanying Medal. The use made of the expressed opinions in which I joined, on the subject of Ardent Spirits marks the zeal with which the good cause of temperance is espoused. Should Ardent Spirits be every where banished from the list of drinks, it will be an event not the least remarkable or happy in this eventful and reforming...