James Monroe Quote
The crime of ingratitude has not yet stained, and I trust never will stain, our national character. You are considered by them as not only having rendered important service in our own revolution, but as being, on a more extended scale, the friend of human rights, and able advocate of public liberty. To the welfare of Thomas Paine, the Americas are not, nor can they be, indifferent.
The Memoir of J. Monroe... Relating to His Unsettled Claims Upon the People and Government of the United States (ed. 1828)