I have been instructed by the National Republican Convention of Virginia, which has this day closed its session at Staunton, to act as its organ in communicating to you the subjoined resolutions which received the unanimous support of that Body.
Resolved, that this Convention is unwilling to close its deliberations without an expression of its high admiration and grateful acknowledgement to the venerable James Madison Ex president of the United States, for his many distinguished and patriotic services to his country, regarding him as they do, as one of the Fathers of our Constitution, as the faithful and able expounder of that instrument and as the able and consistent advocate of Civil Liberty—
Resolved. That the President of this Convention address a letter to Mr. Madison & tender to him the respectful consideration of the members of the Convention, and the expression of their best wishes that his life may be prolonged to enjoy the blessings of our free institutions which he in so eminent a degree contributed to establish.
Having long entertained a profound admiration for your character & public life, it affords me the highest pleasure to be the organ of communicating this expression of the sentiments of the Convention to you. I am with great respect & consideration Your’s
Charles Jas. FaulknerPrest. Convention
RC (DLC). Undated; docketed by JM "Faulkner C. J. July 1832."