James Madison Papers

Thomas Grafton Addison to James Madison, 29 April 1835

Cincinnati Ohio Apl. 29t. 1835

Respected Sir—

I trust you will not consider it arrogant in me to address you a few lines; and to make certain enquiries &c. Feeling in common a deep interest with ma(ny of my friends and fellow Citizens of this City) as it regards your views & sentiments concerning the all important subject of the Bank of the U. States; I beg leave most respectfully to Enquire whether in your opinion the present Bank can be so amended as to suit the convenience and interests of the Country without endangering the welfare of the people, or that a Bank can be established as an accommodation to the government without giving it such extensive powers as are now held by the existing institution?

As much as has been said for and against the present U. S. Bank by some of our most distinguished men—I nevertheless should entertain a greater regard a greater reverence, for whatever might be your views in relation to that subject—

Hoping you will excuse the liberty I have taken in trespassing upon you with this Communication, I Remain with sentiments of the highest respect, regard, and consideration Your friend, and most obt St.

Thomas Grafton Addison

How is your health at present? Be assured we all here feel a deep interest in anything that concerns you


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