James Madison Papers

James Madison to Samuel A. Goddard, 11 October 1835

Montpellier Oct. 11. 1835.

I have duly received Sir your letter of Augt. 5th. with the accompanying Medal. The use made of the expressed opinions in which I joined, on the subject of Ardent Spirits marks the zeal with which the good cause of temperance is espoused. Should Ardent Spirits be every where banished from the list of drinks, it will be an event not the least remarkable or happy in this eventful and reforming age.

I beg you to accept with my thanks for the politeness, to which I am indebted, the offer of my respect, and good wishes.

James Madison

RC (owned by Herman Blum, Philadelphia, Pa., ); FC (DLC). RC enclosed in JM to Andrew Jackson, 11 Oct. 1835.

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