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Title Letter [manuscript]: Montpellier [i.e. Montpelier, Va.], to Dear Sir [Richard Rush, London, Eng.], 1821 Apr. 21
Author Madison, James (1751-1836)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: April 21, 1821, letter from James Madison to Richard Rush, then U.S. minister to Great Britain, refuting the conclusions of William Godwin’s Of Population (London, 1820), an attack on Malthusian theory which Rush had sent to him. Madison cites evidence of the rapid internal growth of the U.S. population, which Godwin had ascribed to emigration from Europe, and questions his information and conclusions regarding the "Missouri Tribes". Also brief comments on the "present commercial dispute" between the United States and Great Britain.
Names Rush, Richard (1780-1859); Godwin, William (1756-1836); Malthus, Thomas (1766-1834)
Places Montpelier, Virginia, United States; London, United Kingdom
Keywords migrant, diplomacy, government, President of the United States, trade, commerce, population
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Madison was fourth president of the United States.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 557
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue