James Madison Papers

James Madison to Reynolds Chapman, April 1836

Dear Sir

I have just recd. your letter, in which you say that according to information, to be relied on, one of the Candidates for the Senatorial District, had publickly asserted that I favoured his Election; and that it was doing injury to the other Candidate. Having declined interfering in the existing political contests, and elections, for reasons sufficiently obvious, in my aged and decrepid condition, to which, might be added, the chequered state of parties, and the intermingled opinions, and views in each, I must say, that the assertion if made, is wholy founded in error, however that may have happened.

FC, with FC of statement below (DLC).

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