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I take the Liberty of requesting your acceptance of the inclosed pamphlet. It is the Work of an active Member of the Society of Friends and written, I verily believe, from Motives honorable to the heart of the Author. He has been for several years much grieved by the part which has been usually taken by a Majority of his Brethren of that Community, on political occasions, and is ardently...
Letter not found. 21 April 1809. Mentioned in Robert Smith’s letter to Franklin, 24 Apr. 1809 (DNA: RG 59, Domestic Letters). Relates to the trial in Philadelphia of the state militia involved in the Olmstead case, and Franklin as attorney general of Pennsylvania apparently asked JM to intercede. “The President had decided, that there ought to be no interposition on his part in the prosecution...