James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Jones, [ca. 16 August] 1813

From William Jones

Navy Department [ca. 16 August 1813]


I enclose for your information copy of a letter from Mr Anderson Navy Store keeper New York who has been with Commodore Chauncey from the commencement of the Lake service. He is a judicious active man whose services have been very important and being in Chaunceys confidence he has a perfect knowledge of the past and present state of things in that quarter. I am very respectfully Your Obdt. Servt

W Jones

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). Undated; filed at 15 Oct. 1813. Conjectural date assigned here on the basis of the assumption that the enclosure, which has not been found, was the letter from “Mr. A.” referred to in JM to Jones, 19 Aug. 1813.

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