James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Francis Mercer, 19 November 1802

To John Francis Mercer


Washington Novr 19. 1802

Dear Sir

I recd. yesterday your favor of the 12th. inst. and lose no time in inclosing you the last information recd. from Mr. King on the subject of the Maryland Bank Stock.1 I make the communication a private one not with a view to withold it from Yr Legislature if you should wish them to receive it; but to prevent the extract from being published, which might not be agreeable to the British Minister whose name is used, and which cannot be necessary. I remain Dr. Sir with sincere affection, your friend & sert

James Madison

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