James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Simon Snyder, 5 July 1810

To Simon Snyder

Washington July 5. 1810


I have duly received your letter of June 9. covering the Resolutions of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, adopted at their last session.

The principles & purposes avowed in these Resolutions, are such as were to be expected from a State which has given so many proofs of its readiness to maintain the rights & honor of the Nation, against foreign aggressions and insults.

In this renewed pledge of their co-operation whenever, in the opinion of the National Councils, an appeal to the patriotism & force of the Amn. people becomes necessary, the Genl. Assembly, afford an example, equally animating to those charged with the interests of the Union, & worthy the emulation of every member of it.

Accept, Sir assurances of my high respect

Draft (DLC).

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