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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1790
|Benjamin Rush to James Madison regarding a pamphlet and a sermon
|24 April 1790
|Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813)
|Sends Madison a pamphlet and requests that he protect against it being published in a newspaper. Notes that he will send copies of the pamphlet to Thomas Jefferson in the upcoming week. Also sends a sermon by Richard Price. Describes the sermon as "pregnant with noble sentiments" and credits it with inspiring the idea of "your [Madison's] house addressing the national assembly & king of France" concerning the French Revolution. Discusses the hoped for effects of such an address. Concludes: "The United States kindled the flame of liberty in Europe. It is highly proper that they should fan it." Indicates that Madison's motion in honor of the deceased Benjamin Franklin was well received. Two dockets made with different inks, in Madison's hand.
|French Revolution Global History and Civics President France Freedom and Independence Congress Death Religion
|Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813) Madison, James (1751-1836) Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Price, Richard (1723-1791)
|Foreign Affairs; The Presidency; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859