James Madison Papers

William McGowin to James Madison, 7 October 1831

Pittsburgh Octr 7 1831

Dr. Friend—

Accept from an obscure citizen, this small tribute of respect to that sterling worth, which has marked your public and private life—Though that vile Spirit of avarice and dominion predominates in the moment, which lagged the movements of that glorious revolution, in which you were an able and fortunate advocate Still the political horison throughout Christendom is charged with "tidings of great joy"—One line in return will be gratefully recd by your friend

Wm McGowin

RC (DLC: Dolley Payne Madison Papers).

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