James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jared Ingersoll, 14 February 1796

From Jared Ingersoll

1796 Feby 14

Dear Sir

I am particularly obliged by your sending me the Book on Taxation.1

I will endeavour to possess myself of the Report2 to which you allude &

shall be particularly happy to have a conference with you to-morrow. I am With great regard yr

J. Ingersoll

RC (NN). Addressed by Ingersoll.

1Possibly JM sent Ingersoll a copy of John Taylor, An Argument respecting the Constitutionality of the Carriage Tax; Which Subject Was Discussed at Richmond, in Virginia, in May, 1795 (Richmond, 1795; Evans description begins Charles Evans, ed., American Bibliography … 1639 … 1820 (12 vols.; Chicago, 1903–34). description ends 29606). Taylor’s pamphlet expressed most of the arguments Virginians held against the carriage tax.

2Ingersoll may have been referring to the treasury report of 2 Feb. 1795 (see JM to Edmund Pendleton, 7 Feb. 1796, and n. 3).

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