The free system of government we have established is so congenial with reason, with common sense, and with a universal feeling, that it must produce approbation and a desire of imitation, as avenues may be found for truth to the knowledge of nations.
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Source Notes: Source: JAMES MADISON, letter to Pierre E. Duponceau, January 23, 1826.James Madison papers, Library of Congress.These words are inscribed in the Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.
James Madison (March 16, 1751 June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809 1817) President of the United States. He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.