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From James Madison to William C. C. Claiborne, 20 July 1803

To William C. C. Claiborne

Department of State July 20th. 1803.

Sir

I have the honor to request you to forward the enclosed letter to Mr. Clark.1 I have left it open for your information, and enclosed a copy of the President’s proclamation for convening Congress and a summary of the contents of the Treaty with France,2 for your own use. With great respect, I have the honor to be, sir, Your most obed. servt.

James Madison

P. S. Be pleased also to forward the enclosed letter & packet for Mr. Laussat3

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