James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Read, Jr., 6 May 1802

To John Read, Jr.

Department of State, Washington
May 6: 1802.


The President having ratified the late Convention with England it is necessary that the expenses incident to the Sixth Article of the Treaty between the two Countries should immediately cease.1 You will be pleased to give instructions to the Special Agents employed under that Article conformably with this Intimation, and to consider the establishment of your own Office, including all the appointments in it, as likewise at an end. Mr. Evans will deliver to you the books and papers in his possession, belonging to the United States,2 and you will place them, with the others under your care, in some safe depositary at Philadelphia, where they may remain ’till they can be conveniently removed to this place. I am, very respectfully &ca.

James Madison.

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