§ From Henry Cheriot1
20 January 1812, New York. Has been advised by Messrs. Bossange & Masson of Paris that last July they delivered to Mr. Hamilton, bearer of dispatches in the John Adams, a bundle directed to him containing a book, La Jérusalem délivrée, with an order to forward it immediately to JM.2 Did not receive the book but supposes that Mr. Hamilton delivered it to JM personally. So that he can inform his friends in Paris, asks whether the book was delivered to JM and by whom.
RC (DLC). 1 p.
1. Henry Cheriot was a New York merchant and formerly a client of the law practice of Alexander Hamilton (Syrett and Cooke, Papers of Hamilton, 25:240–41 and n. 1).
2. For Bossange & Masson’s offer on 5 July 1811 to forward JM a copy of Le Brun’s translation of Tasso’s epic, see PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 3:370.