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Collection Reference Number GLC00580
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1790 
Title Benjamin Rush to James Madison regarding a pamphlet and a sermon
Date 24 April 1790
Author Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813)  
Recipient Madison, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects French Revolution  Global History and Civics  President  France  Freedom and Independence  Congress  Death  Religion  
People Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  Price, Richard (1723-1791)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Foreign Affairs; The Presidency; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859