James Madison Papers

Littleton Dennis Teackle to James Madison, 12 June 1824

Baltimore 12th June 1824


You will probably have seen, in the publick prints that an Association has been formed to conduct a periodical work on Political OEconomy, with intent to discover the causes which have operated to retard the progress of our prosperity, & to endeavour to illustrate the proper measures of amelioration—The assistance of many scientifick Gentlemen has been freely offered, & the society will venture to hope for your aid in furthering the object of their undertaking—Whilst foreign States are fast advancing in Wealth & Power, no part of this Republick is without the pressure of a paralizing incubus—We truly need the touch of Science to disclose defects, & to draw forth our latent means–to create demand for our productions, to nourish & invigorate our passive trade, & to furnish aliment for foreign commerce With assurances of particular respect, and Consideration, I am, Sir, Your Most Obedient Servant

Littleton Dennis Teackle

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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