§ From William Canby
April? 1809. Canby [a Quaker who may have been acquainted with JM’s wife] expresses concern over the godless ways of the American people and fears divine vengeance. He takes consolation from the fact JM is a leader attempting “to govern among a tumultuous & Unholy generation.”
RC (DLC). 1 p. Undated. Probably written shortly after JM’s inauguration.