James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Swanwick, 26 July 1795

From John Swanwick

Philada. July 26. 1795.

Dear sir—

I duly Received your favour of the 30 June last the House is secured for you at £200 per Annum as Originally Stated to you from the 1 August—more could now be obtained for it if you do not encline to keep it. I shall let Mr. Pancoast1 know to put in the Wood in the Cellar as I think he told me he had Mrs. Madisons Instructions to that Effect.

My Compts. to the Ladies of your Family. I hope they & you continue to enjoy perfect health being always truly, Your most hble servt

J Swanwick

Our General Town Meeting have exploded the Treaty & sent by express their Memorial to the President against it2—as you will see by the Pub-lick Prints—JS

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1William Pancoast was a house carpenter who lived at 2 Bread Street (Hardie, Philadelphia Directory [1794 ed.], p. 117).

2Swanwick was one of a Philadelphia committee of fourteen who reported a memorial denouncing the Jay treaty. On 25 July “the citizens, between 5 and 6000 in number assembled in the State House yard” and approved the memorial, a copy of which was sent to Washington. “In the evening the treaty was burnt in several public places in the city” (Philadelphia Gazette, 27 and 28 July 1795).

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