James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Quincy Adams, 4 September 1801

From John Quincy Adams

Philadelphia 4. Septr: 1801.


I have the honour to enclose a letter which I was desired to forward to you from Mr: Bourne at Amsterdam.1

A few days before I sailed from Hamburg, I sent you by duplicates, copies of a letter which I received there from the Swedish Minister at the Court of Berlin and of my answer to it.2 As it contained a proposition from the king of Sweden which may be deemed of some importance to the interests of the United States, I now mention the circumstance, that in case neither of those letters should have arrived, I may send you a triplicate of them. I am very respectfully, Sir, your most humble and obedient Servant.

John Q. Adams.

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