James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edwin C. Holland, 15 November 1822

From Edwin C. Holland

Charleston Novr. 15th. 1822.


Under cover of this, I take the liberty of presenting to you a Pamphlet that I have recently published.1 It is upon a subject deeply interesting to us, in this section of the Union, more particularly from the excitement that now exists among us. The important public services that you have rendered to our common Country endear you to the affections of every American and to none more since[re]ly than to Yr. obdt. Servt. & fellow Citizen

Edwin C. Holland2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1[Edwin C. Holland], A Refutation of the Calumnies Circulated against the Southern & Western States. Respecting the Institution and Existence of Slavery among Them. … (Charleston, S.C., 1822; Shoemaker 9037). For a summary of this proslavery tract, see Larry E. Tise, Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1701–1840 (Athens, Ga., 1987), 59–61.

2Edwin Clifford Holland (1794–1824) was the editor of the Charleston Times and a writer of poems and plays (Oscar Wegelin, Early American Plays, 1714–1830 … [1900; reprint, New York, 1970], 54).

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