James Madison Papers

James Madison to Edward Everett, 28 August 1830

Montpellier August 28. 1830.

Dear Sir.

I inclose the letter promised. You will perceive that some of the topics deserved more development, than the state of my health, and the limited time would permit. The right of the States collectively to hold the States individually to a bargain, a breach of which by a single one would throw the whole into confusion, and essentially affect the interests of some of them, merits an illustration, which belongs to other pens than mine, and if conducted with a conciliatory tone, might be very useful. With cordial Salutations

James Madison

RC (MHi: Everett Collection); draft (DLC).

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