James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Archibald Roane, 28 November 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Archibald Roane

28 November 1801, Knoxville. Seeks copies of records of territorial land sales for Washington County, Tennessee, as that office’s own entry book has been stolen and probably will never be recovered. Believes former governor William Blount had a copy or abstract made for the State Department at Philadelphia. Encloses copy of the state law authorizing him to collect these local records.1 Has designated Congressman William Dickson to obtain the transcripts.

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