James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel Eccleston, 1 January 1810

From Daniel Eccleston

Lancaster January 1st. 1810


I beg your acceptance of a Medallion of your predecessor General Washington, which I have had struck off to the memory of that Great Man, and remain Sir Your Assured Friend

Daniel Beltechazzar Plantagenit Eccleston1

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Daniel Eccleston (1745–1816), an eccentric English merchant and inventor, sponsored in 1805 a Washington medallion that he sent to Jefferson and other American public men (Edith Tyson, Daniel Eccleston [Lancaster, England, 1971], p. 10).

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