James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Peter Stephen Duponceau, 26 November 1808

Philadelphia 26. Novr. 1808


I received the enclosed Print this morning from New York under a blank cover. By whom, or for what purpose it has been Sent to me, I cannot tell. But I think that I cannot make a better use of it than by transmitting it to you immediately.

Permit me, at the Same time, to communicate to you a Short extract of a Letter which I have received from Robert R. Livingston, Esqr. dated Clermont, the 13th. inst.

"It is understood here that the Clintonians will make a Merit of necessity, & vote for Mr. Madison".

I hope that this Communication will not be thought intrusive, & that you will appreciate its motives. I have the honor to be With great respect Sir Your most obedt. Huml. Servt.

Peter S. Du Ponceau

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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