James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Andrew Ellicott, 1 December 1803

From Andrew Ellicott

Lancaster December 1st. 1803

Dear Sir

I am one of those unfortunate persons, who have approved of the conduct of Govr. Mc.Kean, in negativing some bills last winter,1 and of Mr. Jefferson, in making no more removals from office in this state. This has brought upon me the vengeance of Mr. Duane,2 Docr. Lieb, and Mr. S. Bryon, who for the purpose of injuring me to the extent of their power, I have been told are getting papers out of your offices. I have no objection to any of them being made public which I have had an opportunity of meeting, but there may be many which I have never heard of: the propriety of giving immediate publicity to such may be doubtful. I have the honour to be with great esteem your friend and Hbe Servt.

Andw. Ellicott.

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