James Madison Papers

Joseph C. Cabell to James Madison, 13 March 1829

Williamsburg Mar: 13. 1829.

My dear Sir,

I send you by the mail which will bring you this, a copy of the pamphlet containing your letters, with the additional documents respecting Mr. Jefferson’s opinions, suggested to me by Mr. Rives. 2000 copies had been printed before these were handed to the printer. He then printed 500 Copies with the extra appendix. And the latter will go with all future copies. I received a letter from Mr. White the printer, by the last mail, written in high spirits, from which I infer the letters are in increasing demand. I am sending these pamphlets sparsim, to my acquaintance over the state, besides about 900 copies that have gone to the various counties of my late district. There is now some thing like an organized party in the State, engaged in counteracting the Anti Tariff party. My feeble exertions will be continued as soon as my health will permit. But it is still bad, insomuch that I am again under the care of a physician. As soon as I am better, I wish to say a few words more, explanatory of my personal course in the winter, which I fear, in some respects, may not be altogether satisfactory to you. I know your situation, & do not expect you to give yourself the trouble to write me as others do. This would be unreasonable. My health is such as to forbid me to write more at this time. Most resy. & truly yours

Jos: C: Cabell

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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