James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Archibald Roane, 11 August 1802

From Archibald Roane

Knoxville 11 August 1802.


When Doctor Dickson our Representative was on his return from Congress he gave me reason to expect that Copies of those papers or books in your office, which had respect to the titles of land in this state would be forwarded on here as soon as convenient. Permit me again to remind you that such Copies particularly those of the entries in Carter’s office will be very beneficial to many of the Citizens in support of their titles as the originals are lost or destroyed. A considerable number of suits have been delayed and probably will be farther delayed or lost should they not arrive in the course of a few months. Your attention is therefore respectfully sollicitted to the business.1 I have the honor to be &c

(signed)   Archibald Roane

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