Quotation by James Madison

[The public has] the habit now of invalidating opinions emanating from me by reference to my age and infirmities.
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. Madison to Edward Coles, August 29, 1834. The Writings of James Madison, vol. 9, p. 542, ed. Gaillard Hunt, New York (1900-1910).

Written at age 84.
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