James Madison Papers

James Madison to Nicholas P. Trist, 18 December 1831

Decr. 18. 31

Dear Sir

Yours of the 14th. with the printed communication is recd. It was not my object in the remarks on Col. H. B Speech to suggest any immediate publication in any form on the subject. I thought it well that a discreet & friendly hand should possess & preserve an antidote to mistatements whether White or black. I detain the newspapers a day or two for perusal of the passages referred to Affect. Salutns.

James Madison

* speech [apparently added by Trist]

RC (DLC: Nicholas P. Trist Papers).

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