James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Aaron Burr, 16 July 1801

From Aaron Burr

N, York 16 July 1801

Dear Sir

On the 20th. Apl. I wrote you a few lines respecting Mr John Pintard1—be pleased to distinguish between John Pintard and John M. Pintard.2 Since that date He (J. P.) has returned from New Orleans, where he has passed some Months. He will probably be able to give you better accounts of that Country that [sic] any person with whom you will have an opportunity to converse with. He must be personally known to Mr. Jefferson having been employed by him as interpreter3 of the french language while Congress were in this City.

I take the liberty to recommend him to your Notice & civilities & Am with very great respect Your assured friend & Ob st

A; Burr

Mr P. will explain to you his Views which are no longer directed toward Madeira.4

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