James Madison Papers

Thomas S. Hinde to James Madison, 26 January 1830

Urbana Champaign County Ohio Jany 26th 1830

My dear Sir,

It is with much pleasure, I acknowledge the receipt of the New Constitution of my native State.

I had hoped for more, and that the Lowlanders would have met the up land Virginians with the free hold restriction in the Senate—but presume under existing circumstances this was a point that our lowland friends are not yet prepared to meet. I hope Sir, that notwithstanding the Constitution has some objectionable features to a part of the Community, for the promotion of good order, the peace and tranquility of the Old mother dominion, it will be adopted by the people; and that my native State will yet flourish under it, & Continue to maintain a dignified stand among the Confederated States of the Republic—With the best wishes for the welfare of Virginia, and with the most devout prayer for your peaceful return to the enjoyments of domestic life, and a tranquil, and in the End a happy exchange of world, I remain your Obt Humble Servant

Th: S. Hinde

PS A few weeks Since, I forwarded to Leesburg Virginia, Some Strictures, to be Commenced in the paper at that place, preparatory to Commencing in the west a weekly paper as a Compiler for Western researches, Antiquities, western Sketches &c to be republished quarterly or semi annually in one of the Cities with maps engravings &c If successful I will forward you the publication.

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

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