James Madison Papers

James Madison to John Pool, 24 September 1824

Sepr. 24. 1824


I have recd your letter of Aug. 30. Altho’ a stranger to me I readily give you credit for the good motives which suggested the request you make. It is proper for me however to reflect that under any circumstances I ought to be backward in interposing an opinion on a depending question, which agitates & divides a particular State in the manner you describe. In the present case a particular delicacy is imposed on me by the circumstance that I happen to have a personal interest wch. may be affected by the result of the question to be decided With friendly respects

J. M


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