James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Turner Miller, 4 January 1816

January 4, 1816

In recommending the appeal to arms, the reluctant duty was prescribed by the honor, and sanctioned by the voice of the nation; and in concurring in a place which provided for its interests, and elevated its character, I consulted not less the obligations of my public trust, than the principles which I have ever cherished.

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