James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Charles Cazenove, 6 June 1810

From Anthony Charles Cazenove

Alexandria June. 6th. 1810

A. C. Cazenove1 has the honour of acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Madison’s note of the 30th. Ulto. with an inclosure for Madeira, which will go per brig Columbia expected to sail tomorrow, now detained for want of seamen; to inform him that an other vessel will sail from hence for that port in 8 or 10 days, & he will be happy in forwarding by her any letter Mr. Madison may be pleased to intrust to his care.

As agent in this place of Messrs. Murdoch Yuille Us. & Co. he takes the liberty of assuring Mr. Madison that, if he will at any time favour him with an order for some of their wine, every care shall be taken that he will be pleased with it.


1Anthony Charles Cazenove (1775–1852) fled from the revolution in Geneva in 1794. He entered a business partnership with Albert Gallatin and lived at New Geneva in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1795–97. He became a U.S. citizen and established himself as a merchant at Alexandria, Virginia, in 1797. He handled wine purchases for JM, 1810–21 (John Askling, ed., “Autobiographical Sketch of Anthony-Charles Cazenove, Political Refugee, Merchant, and Banker, 1775–1852,” VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , 78 [1970]: 295–307).

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