James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Dearborn, [ca. 12 April] 1804

From Henry Dearborn

[ca. 12 April 1804]


The enclosed is a copy of a letter from the President of the United States, which he requested me to communicate to you and the other gentlemen.1 I am Sir with the highest esteem your Huml. Servt.

H. Dearborn

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, ML). RC undated; date assigned on the basis of replies to Jefferson’s letter from Dearborn, Gallatin, and Smith dating from 14 to 16 Apr. (DLC: Jefferson Papers); marked “File—April 18. 1804.” For enclosure, see n. 1.

1Dearborn enclosed a copy of Jefferson’s letter to him of 8 Apr. 1804 (2 pp.) addressing the issue of squatters on public lands in Louisiana and requesting written opinions from the members of his cabinet.

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