James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Josiah Blakeley, 7 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ From Josiah Blakeley

7 November 1803. Transmits (1) his letter to General Lavalette, (2) Lavalette’s answer, and (3) General Noailles’s letter to him.1 “To the last I returned no written answer but, told the bearer … ‘My power & nation being in a state of strict neutra⟨li⟩ty I neither could or should afford him the least assistance.’”

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