James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Lenox, 27 September 1802 (Abstract)

§ From David Lenox

27 September 1802, New York. Informs JM that he has “caused to be Shipped on board the Sloop Olive Branch … bound for George Town, a Trunk containing all the Applications which were made to me during my Agency, together with the Answers returned from the Admiralty, which are all Alphabetically arranged in the Books N 1 & 2 which accompany them.” Believes these books and papers should be deposited in JM’s office, “where Government may be enabled to judge of the magnitude of the business in which I was engaged, as well as the satisfaction wh⟨ich⟩ I shall derive from a reference to cases where the parties may have supposed themselves neglected by me.” Proposes to pay his respects “in the course of a few weeks.” Mentions in a postscript that the trunk key and a bill of lading are enclosed.

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