James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Dawson, 23 January 1794

From John Dawson

Rich: Jany 23. 94

Dear Sir!

On yesterday I recievd your letter of the 15. & on the day before wrote to you.

The opposition made to the resolutions which you presented to the house can only arise from the two causes which you mention, & from the spirit of that party, which I am persuaded is ever ready to sacrifice the interest of the country, for the advancement of individuals. I trust it will prove abortive. If it does not I shall despond.

Will you be kind enough to forward to you1 the paper containing your answer to Mr Smith’s observations, part of which I have seen. They are such as I expected. With much regard & esteem Yr. friend & Sert

J Dawson


1Dawson should have written “me.”

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