James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Pinkney, 10 February 1808


London Feby 10 1808.


I send you enclosed a List ⟨of⟩ the Exportation Duties proposed in the ⟨Ho⟩use of Commons by the Chancellor ⟨of⟩ the Exchequer, sent to me last ⟨nig⟩ht by a Member. It will ⟨me⟩et with much Opposition.

Can any thing be imagined more ⟨ex⟩traordinary than this wide-extended ⟨sc⟩heme of forcing the Commerce ⟨of⟩ the World into their ports and ⟨su⟩bjecting it as it passes to ⟨tri⟩bute for their own Purposes? I have the Honor to be With sincere Attachment Dr. Sir, Yrs. truly

Wm. Pinkney

⟨   ⟩ Mr Alexr. Barings pamphlet is also enclosed.

DNA: RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.

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