James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 4 December 1823

From James Monroe

Washington Decr. 4. 1823.

Dear Sir

I enclosed you yesterday, a copy of the message, & now send another, rather in larger print.1 I have concurr’d fully in the sentiments, expressd by you, & Mr. Jefferson, in regard to the attitude to be assumd, at the present interesting crisis, as I am persu[a]ded you will find, respecting the views of the allied powers towards So. america. On this subject I will write again, and communicate many important details, if possible, by the next mail. Very sincerely dear Sir your friend

James Monroe

I will only observe here, that Mr. Canning has abated much of his zeal of late, indeed has not mentiond the subject to mr. Rush.

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM.

1The enclosures were copies of James Monroe, Message from the President of the U.S., to Both Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session of the Eighteenth Congress (Washington, 1823; Shoemaker description begins Richard H. Shoemaker, comp., A Checklist of American Imprints for 1820–1829 (11 vols.; New York, 1964–72). description ends 14638, 14639).

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