Having ever regarded the freedom of religious opinion & worship as equally belonging to every sect, & the secure enjoyment of it as the best human provision for bringing all either into the same way of thinking, or into that mutual charity which is the only substitute, I observe with pleasure the view you give of the spirit in which your Sect partake of the blessings offered by our Govt. and Laws.

James Madison (1751-1836) American statesman, political theorist, US President (1809-17)
Letter to Mordecai Noah (15 May 1818)
Added on 13-Jan-05 | Last updated 13-Jan-05
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