James Madison Papers

Thomas J. Rogers to James Madison, 14 December 1823

House of Representatives U S. Dec. 14. 1823


I forward you, by this day’s mail, a small volume which I have compiled, intended for the use of schools, and which I am anxious should be placed in the hands of the youth of our country. It is calculated to give them a correct idea of the causes and principles of the Revolution, and a knowledge of those who acted conspicuous parts, either in the Cabinet or the field, during that glorious contest.

I am now engaged in compiling a third edition, to be comprised in an Octavo volume, to contain 500 pages, the plan of which you will see by the enclosed prospectus.

Be pleased to accept this work, sir, as a humble testimony of my high opinion of your public and private character—I have the honour to be, with great respect, Your obedient Servant

Thos J: Rogers

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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