James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Dawson, 2 May 1804

From John Dawson

New York. May 2d. 1804.

Dear Sir,

The inclosd1 was handed to me on yesterday with a request that I woud forward it to you.

The election of Governor has been contested in this state with uncommon warmth & exertions. The result will be highly flattering to Mr. Lewis.2 Yrs, with much esteem

J Dawson


1The enclosure has not been identified.

2For Morgan Lewis’s defeat of Aaron Burr in the New York gubernatorial contest of 1804, see Kline, Papers of Burr description begins Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr (2 vols.; Princeton, N.J., 1983). description ends , 2:827–42.

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