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historicaldocuments:letters:coles-to-madison1834 [2019/08/16 23:45]
Oliver Wolcott
historicaldocuments:letters:coles-to-madison1834 [2019/08/17 01:56]
Oliver Wolcott
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 But it is not necessary for me to point out to you the many instances in which deplorable inroads have been made in the practice & principles of the Govt by the present Chief Magistrate—nor the obligations which peculiar circumstances have placed you under to correct these errors, and put the Ship of State, which you were so instrumental in building and so long steered successfully,​ in its old Constitutional and Republican tract. But it is not necessary for me to point out to you the many instances in which deplorable inroads have been made in the practice & principles of the Govt by the present Chief Magistrate—nor the obligations which peculiar circumstances have placed you under to correct these errors, and put the Ship of State, which you were so instrumental in building and so long steered successfully,​ in its old Constitutional and Republican tract.
  
-I am induced to trouble you with this letter not only from my belief that this is an occasion when you should not conceal your opinions from your Countrymen, but that if you remain silent, or commit not to paper for their future information your animadversions on these extraordinary assumptions of power, that the omission will be construed into your acquiescence in them—particularly after having given so many proofs of your deep solicitude for the preservation in all its purity of that Constitution of which you were the chief Author and ablest expounder. With the most profound admiration and regard I am truly & sincerely yours +I am induced to trouble you with this letter not only from my belief that this is an occasion when you should not conceal your opinions from your Countrymen, but that if you remain silent, or commit not to paper for their future information your animadversions on these extraordinary assumptions of power, that the omission will be construed into your acquiescence in them—particularly after having given so many proofs of your deep solicitude for the preservation in all its purity of that Constitution of which you were the chief Author and ablest expounder. With the most profound admiration and regard I am truly & sincerely yours. \\ 
-Edward Coles +Edward Coles \\ 
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 +Madison'​s response: [[historicaldocuments:​letters:​madison-to-coles1834|James Madison to Edward Coles, 29 August 1834]]
  
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