James Madison to MVB, 21 February 1828

[James Madison] to MVB, 21 February [18]28

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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

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