James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Fitzsimmons, 6 January 1807

Philada. Chamber of Commerce January 6, 1807


I am requested by a No. of Merchants to state to Government, that the want of a Conveyance for Letters to the Continent of Europe, Adds greatly to the Inconvenience experienced from the Embargo

The dependancys in france Holland & the North of Europe are very extensive. If it is not Judged perfectly Safe to send their letters thru England, If Government should deem it proper & either for its own purposes to dispatch a Vessel or for the Accomodation of the Merchts. to Carry their Letters, it would operate a very considerable public Convenience

Will you be pleased Sir to Lay this Subject before the President, & Communicate the result. Yr Mo. hble Servt.

Thos. FitzSimons
Prest. P C C

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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