James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Middleton, 25 November 1812

From Henry Middleton


Columbia (S. Ca.) Novr. 25th. 1812.


I take the liberty of enclosing you my last communication to our State Legislature.1 I am aware that its local topics can claim but a small share of your attention, and that its general are only a repetition of what has been often better expressed. I conceive however that it must be gratifying to you to learn that we are willing to go all lengths in the prosecution of the just objects of the war. I may add with confidence that you will obtain the undivided vote of our State for a re-election. I have the honor to be, Sir, with the highest esteem & regard yr. obt. Sert.

Henry Middleton

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Enclosure not found, but it was probably Middleton’s message to the South Carolina legislature of 24 Nov. 1812, which expressed support for a “vigorous prosecution of the war” (National Intelligencer, 10 Dec. 1812).

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