James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Louis-André Pichon, 19 November 1801

From Louis-André Pichon

Georgetown 19th. 9ber. 1801

Cn. Pichon presents his respects to Mr. Madison & has the pleasure to inclose him an extract of a letter from Govr. Lacrosse1 which while it further evinces that officer’s amicable dispositions towards the american trade, furnishes a new indication of those Severe measures to which Mr. Madison has already been informed Gov. Lacrosse will be under the necessity to recur if the practice complained of continues on the part of Some american masters. Mr. Pichon Submits to Mr. Madison whether Some Step on the part of the american Government would not be conducive, if not to the repression & prevention, at least to the forewarning of future offenders. Mr. Pichon has the honour to offer Mr. Madison the assurances of his high consideration.

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