James Madison Papers

James Madison to Philip Pendleton Kennedy, 8 December 1830

Montpellier Decr 8. 30


Your letter of Novr 22 came in due time. The pamphlet to which it refers was not received till the 5th instant.

The more the doctrine under the name of "Nullification" is examined, the more it is found irreconciliable with the moral obligation involved in political compacts, the test to which the pamphlet justly and impressively brings the doctrine, as applied to the Constitutional compact of the United States.

Be pleased to accept Sir, my thanks for your polite attention and with them my respects and good wishes.

(Signed.) James Madison


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