James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Elias Boudinot, 17 November 1801

To Elias Boudinot

Department of State: Washington,
17 Novr. 1801.


At the request of the Navy Department the President has given permission, that Mr. Harrison, or an artist under his direction, may use the machine for striking coins, belonging to the Mint,1 for the medal intended for Captain Truxtun, in virtue of a Resolution of Congress. But this permission is subject to the conditions, that the use to be thus made of the machine shall not materially retard the operation of coining, nor hazard an injury to its works. With much respect, I have the honor to be, sir, Your most obed. servt.

James Madison

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