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To James Madison from Henry Dearborn, 10 September 1802

From Henry Dearborn

Washington Septr. 10th. 1802

Dear Sir

In establishing a trading house with the Chocktaws, we find from the best information, that a site on the Tombigby will be much the most convenient in every point of view,1 but as such an establishment would probably interfere with the trade of the House of Panton & others of Pensacola,2 their influence with the Spanish Government may produce an opposition to our navigating the river, it may therefore be adviseable to take some measure for counteracting any such influence. I consider it a delicate subject & therefore submit the letter to Govr. Claiborn, for your opinnion, will thank you for your opinnion on the subject as early, as convenience to yourself will permit.3 Please Sir to present my most respectfull compliments to Mrs. Madison & family and believe me to be with esteem Your Humbl. Servt

H. Dearborn

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