James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Gabriel Duvall, 18 November 1803

From Gabriel Duvall

Washington, 18 Nov. 1803.


Dr. Dinmore’s object in waiting upon You is explained in Mr. Bunts letter of the 16th instant1 which will be put into your hands.

It is apprehended by many of Dr. Dinmore’s friends that the Expositor, which is a useful paper, will be discontinued for want of an adequate support & patronage, unless he can participate in the printing business which is done on account of the United States.2

In so large a work as is now about to be directed by Congress,3 if he can be employed to execute a part of it, without detriment to our finances, it will not only afford assistance to a meritorious character, but be productive of a public good, that of sustaining a well edited paper. I am with great Respect & esteem, your obedt. Sert.

G. Duvall.

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