Montpellier May 14. 1830
J. Madison with his respects to Mr. Johnston, returns many thanks for the copy of his late very able speech in the Senate of the U. States. It would seem not easy to resist the force of its reasoning against the doctrine, which claims for the States, individually, a constitutional veto, having the effect of nullifying a law, unless overruled by three-forths of the States.
RC (ViU); draft (DLC).