James Madison Papers

To James Madison from M. de Marentille, 20 September 1802

¶ From M. de Marentille

Letter not found. 20 September 1802, New Jersey. Acknowledged in Daniel Brent to Marentille, 23 Sept. 1802 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). Inquires whether aliens may acquire patents in the U.S. Brent assured him that “a law of Congress, of the 17th. April 1800. extends [the privilege] to aliens, who shall have resided two years in the United States.”

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