James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Pierpont Edwards, 27 October 1801

From Pierpont Edwards

New Haven Oct 27th. 1801.


This will be put into your hands by Mr. Eli Whitney of this City a gentleman very highly respected by all who know him, and considered here as a very able Mathematition, & the first Mechanical genius in New England.

He has business to transact with Government.1 I take the liberty to recommend him to your patronage. I am with great respect & esteem Your Most Obdt Servt

(signed)   Pierpont Edwards.2

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