James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Mordecai M. Noah, 1 September 1818

From Mordecai M. Noah

New York Sep 1 1818


Mr Millar1 a very respectable publisher of American works in London has called upon me for the purpose of receiving a copy of the Address lately written by you on Agriculture with a view of publishing the same in a handsome edition in London. As he is somewhat delicate on this occasion he is desirous of obtaining your permission so to do. You will pardon the liberty I take in soliciting for him a copy of this address if printed in the Pamphlet form together with any information respecting the Society & its laws that you may be pleased to afford. The importance of such publications in England in a domestic as well as political point of view is too obvious for comment. Has Mr Millar your permission to publish the address? I have the honour to be very respectfully Your obedient Servant

M M Noah.

RC (DLC: Rives Collection, Madison Papers). Docketed by JM.

1This is possibly John Miller, a London bookseller and publisher of American authors, including James Fenimore Cooper (James Franklin Beard, ed., The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper [6 vols.; Cambridge, Mass., 1960–68], 1:127–28, 128 and n.).

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