James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Samuel Smith, 12 December 1810

From Samuel Smith

Washn. 12th. Decemr. 1810


I have the honor to Submit to your perusal Some Notes recieved from my son on the Commerce of Russia with the U. S1—they may perhaps afford Some new information. I have the honor to be with the highest Respect—your Obedt. Servt.

S. Smith

RC (DLC). Enclosure not found.

1John Spear Smith had traveled to Russia in 1809 as private secretary to John Quincy Adams. He later moved to London where he became chargé d’affaires after William Pinkney returned to the U.S. in February 1811 (John S. Pancake, Samuel Smith and the Politics of Business, 1752–1839 [University, Ala., 1972], pp. 101–2).

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