Letters of James Madison [manuscript], 1772-1775.


Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letters of James Madison [manuscript], 1772-1775.

Letters of James Madison [manuscript], 1772-1775.

Seven letters, 1772-1775, from James Madison to William Bradford, discuss Bradford's education, literature, the Boston Tea Party, religious tolerance and freedom in Virginia, hostilities between Native Americans and colonists, the possibility that war between the U.S. and Great Britain may be avoided, H.H. Brackenridge's poetry, raising a force to defend Virginia against invasion, and Moses Allen. Madison also compares civilization in Virginia and Philadelphia, Pa., and gives an excerpt of chief Logan's speech to Lord Dunmore, regarding the colonists' treatment of the Shawnee.

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