James Madison Papers

Charles Francis Adams to James Madison, 30 September 1835

Boston. September 30. 1835.

Hond Sir.

The relation in which you stand to the Constitution of the United States has emboldened me to send an humble attempt of mine to defend it. It is with regret that I have seen in the public papers some accounts of your suffering health. This may render the controversies of the day very uninteresting to you—I have only to urge in apology for my intrusion my earnest desire to shew that even if many occasionally overlook the obligations we are under to the most eminent founder of our Government, others and I believe the greater number still comprehend them and are disposed firmly to adhere to his principles. With profound respect, I remain your obedt Servt

Charles Francis Adams.

RC (PHi).

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