[James Madison] to MVB, 21 February 28
Feby 21. 28
J.M. with his respects to M.V.B.
returns ^thanks^ him for the copy of his speech in behalf of the Surviving officers of the Revolutionary Army. They are very fortunate in having such able advocates It is a painful reflection, that after all that can now be done, so much of the price of Independence, should be left for the pages of History as a charge ^<illegible>^ agst. the justice & gratitude of the Nation