James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Charles Holt, 3 December 1801

From Charles Holt

New London, C. December 3, 1801


Last Sunday evening, in great haste, I happened to direct a letter, on the subject of printing the Laws of the United States in Connecticut, to Mr. Gallatin, instead of you. Gen. Stanton, a member from Rhode Island,1 bore this letter, and probably will have delivered it to the Secretary of the Treasury, as requested. I have therefore written a note to Mr. Gallatin to explain the mistake, and desire him to superscribe and send or hand the letter to the proper officer, for whom it was intended. Mr. Stanton can affirm the facts I have stated in my behalf, as he is informed of my case by other hands. I am, sir, With the utmost respect, Your devoted humble servant,

Charles Holt2

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