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James Madison

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Tlio following parfigraph about ITadisou is from Mr. I'arton's articlo iu a lato Atlantic : But tncro was a now meinber in th House this yeai-j a young man of fcwentyfivo, smtill of stature, wasted by too muoh Btudy,not in tho least imposing in app :ud too modest as yet to uttc:: word in debate, who was destiued to bo Jefferson's most efficiënt ally during all hi.s oareer. This was James iladison, to whom we all owo so much more than to know, whose services aro so Httle rem ark - ed becauso thcy wi ti-so great. He hi shone respleadent in debate, he e wrote or spoko nnything that was striking or briliiant ; but few countries bae ever i o usefal a ei izen as ho. Froni 1770 to 1S17, look v. i will in the public affaire of tho United Si you find tliis' little man doing, or Ikti do, or trying to get ( chauco to do, the tbing that most wanted doing. He was the wiHing horse who is allowcd to drajv tho load. His hoait was in tho busi of serving his country. Ho was rimply intent on having the right thing dono, ■ in doing it. Among his virtucs was his joyous lovo of a jest, wl made lnm one of the most agrecablo of comrades, and preservcd his health and spirits to his oighty-flftb. yenr, and lighted op his dying face with smiles. It is a pleasure for me to walk in iladison square becatts : i. name. Of all J" son's triumphs nono scems so exceptional :is hia boing able to givo to a man so lliant and so very useful tlinrfi. 113 placo ho held in the public lifo of tho United Sta'es. Ihcy mot for tho first timo at this session of the Logislature, and retnained friends and poHtical allies for fifty yoars.


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