James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tench Coxe, 6 April 1790

From Tench Coxe

April 6th. 1790

Dear Sir

I have the pleasure to enclose you a further consideration of the affairs of R. Island1—and two of the papers of which I sent the origls. to Col. H. You will see they will be objects of treaty & consequently must require to be reserved.2 That which relates to our Navigation is comprized in sixty pages & I have not any person to copy it at this time. In haste yr. respectful & obedt. Servt.

Tench Coxe

RC and two enclosures (DLC). Addressed by Coxe. Docketed by JM. First enclosure not found (see n. 1).

1See “A Citizen of United America,” Philadelphia Fed. Gazette, 6 Apr. 1790.

2The enclosed papers were “Spanish Wool” and “Succedanea for Foreign liquors.” Both are in a clerk’s hand, with endorsements by Coxe. See Coxe to JM, 21 Mar. 1790 and n. 8, and 31 Mar. 1790, n.

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