As someone who studies works from the Enlightenment period, I must point out that the letter writer's assertion that the 18th century is not part of the Enlightenment is incorrect. I do not know any historian or philosopher who would give that statement any credit. While the movement began in the later 1600s it is, in fact, associated mostly with the 18th century.
I cannot speak to the assertions about Madison or Jefferson but the clear misstatement that the letter begins with makes me doubt the rest of it.
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