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J. Madison returns his thanks to Mr. Southard for the copy of his "Address before the Columbian lnstitute". That its public effect may correspond with its instructive and persuasive merit, must be the wish of all who sufficiently understand that knowledge is the only Elixir of immortality to free Government. J. M. is very sensible that the Address has done him far more than justice in some...
Your Address before the Newar[k] Mechanical Association was recd. in due time. But the infirm state of my health wth. a series of pressing engagements prevented an earlier acknowledgt of it. I now offer my thanks for the pleasure afforded me by this new application of your ability & disposition to be useful to your fellow Citizens, in these useful presents; Be pleased to accept at the same...
J. Madison, with his respects to Governour Southard, thanks him for the copy of his very able address delivered in September at Princeton. It must prove as valuable, as it doubtless was an acceptable offering, to the Institution, of whose origin career and prospects, it presents so interesting a view. RC (owned by William C. Coles, Jr.); FC (DLC) .
J. Madison, with his respects & regards to Mr. Southard, thanks him for the copy of his speech delivered in the Senate on the 8th. of January. It will justly be classed with the most distinguished on the most interesting subject under discussion. Typescript ( "original" owned by Marion Dupont Scott in 1962. Montpelier? ViU ?).
J. Madison with his respects to Mr Southard returns him many thanks for his biographical discourse on Mr Wirt. The character of this meritorious Citizen is a rich theme for eloquent and instructive comments; of which the discourse is a signal & happy illustration. RC (NjP) ; FC (DLC) . In an unknown hand, signed by JM.
I have received the copy of your speech on the motion "to expunge from the Journal the Resolution of the Senate of March 28th. 1834." My present condition under a new inroad on my health not permitting me to give it the reading due to it I can only thank you for it in advance, well assured that I shall find what I have always found in your like favors much that is interesting conveyed in a...
J. Madison with friendly salutations to Mr Southard thanks him for the copy of his speech on the 25th of Jany. In his present condition he can read but little. He has however borrowed from other claims on his attention, the time required for a perusal of the Speech. Whether regarded as a test of debating powers, or as a material for the political history of our Country, it is a Document, that...