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From James Madison to Thomas FitzSimons, 8 July 1805 (Abstract)

To Thomas FitzSimons, 8 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Thomas FitzSimons. 8 July 1805, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 4th. inst. [not found] I can only inform you, that it appears from a letter received from Genl. Armstrong, dated on the 6th. of May1 that the drawing of the bills under the Louisiana Convention commenced on the 3d. of the same month. A letter from Mr. Livingston written to me since his arrival2 is silent respecting the amount and description of the bills of which he was the bearer; it is therefore presumed that they were such only as were confinded [sic] to him by private persons.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). 1 p.

1PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 9:326.

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