James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Samuel Latham Mitchill, 14 January 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Samuel Latham Mitchill

14 January 1804, Department of State. “Mr. Madison presents his respects to ⟨Dr.⟩ Mitchell and in consequence of his letter of the 11th. [not found] has the honor to enclose all the documents he has received ⟨re⟩specting Light-money.1 The other engagements of the Department of State have not admitted of their contents being digested into form on this occasion. As the enclosed are originals Dr. Mitchell will have the goodness to return them, when he has no further need of them.”2

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