Title page from The Writings, vol. 6 (1790-1802)

Part of: The Writings of James Madison, 9 vols. The Writings, vol. 6 (1790-1802)

Volume 6 of Madison’s writings in 9 volumes edited by Gaillard Hunt in 1900-10. This volume contains his public papers and his private correspondence, including speeches in the First Congress and Address to the General Assembly to the People of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Key Quotes

War & Peace

[T]hat war should not only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits: but that each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expence…