James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Thornton, 4 September 1801

From Edward Thornton

Philadelphia 4th September 1801.


In conformity to orders which I have received from home, I have the honour of transmitting to you a copy of a report1 made by the Commissioners of His Majesty’s Customs to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty’s Treasury, relating to the importation of Tobacco in mutilated and other illegal packages: and I hope that you will adopt such means of notifying the regulation therein contained to the merchants and other citizens of the United States engaged in the importation of Tobacco, as may prevent the disagreeable consequences, which must otherwise attend the continuance of this illegal practice.2 I have the honour to be with perfect truth and respect, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant,

Edwd Thornton.

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