§ From John Mullowny1
26 December 1810, Philadelphia. Sends JM a pitcher made at the Washington Pottery in Philadelphia, a business he opened on 4 Mar. with an Englishman, James Charleton. The pottery has about $15,000 in capital and makes about $150 per week. It will be extended when workmen and boys who can be “taught the art of manufacturing as in England” are obtained. Solicits JM’s support for the enterprise.
RC (DLC). 1 p. Misdated 26 Oct. 1809 in Index to the James Madison Papers.
1. Mullowny, who had served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, 1798–1801, was a merchant and shipowner in Philadelphia. He had corresponded earlier with JM about captures made during the Quasi-War with France. The pitcher was delivered by Capt. Caleb Hand (Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy description begins Edward W. Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 (New York, 1900). description ends , p. 397; JM to Mullowny, 7 Dec. 1804 and 5 Feb. 1807 [DNA: RG 59, DL]; receipt from Caleb Hand, 21 Dec. 1810 [DLC]).