James Madison Papers

James Madison: Temperance statement, July 1831

[post July 1831]

Being satisfied from observation and experience, as well as from Medical testimony that ardent spirit, as a drink, is not only needless, but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, We hereby express our conviction, that should the citizens of the United States, and especially all young men, discontinue entirely the use of it, they would not only promote their own personal benefit, but the good of our country and the world.

James Madison

Andrew Jackson

John Quincy Adams———

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