James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, 16 January 1804

To James Monroe

Department of State 16 Jany. 1804.


You will herewith receive the instructions in pursuance of which you are to propose and negotiate a convention between the United States and Great Britain, on the subject of impressments and other matters interesting to the two nations;1 and for which this letter with your commission of Minister Plenipotentiary to his Britannic Majesty will be your authority. I have the honor to be, Sir, With very great respect Your most obed. servt.

James Madison

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