James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Louis-André Pichon, 25 January 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Louis-André Pichon

25 January 1804, Georgetown. Among the items received in a recent post from Laussat, which contained the public acts that transferred Louisiana to France and then to the U.S., was the procès-verbal of the delivery made to Laussat by the commissioners of Spain. After the steps taken by the Spanish minister relative to the treaty concluded between France and the U.S. on 30 Apr.,1 believes it appropriate to send JM the enclosed original certificate,2 which seems by its nature to belong in the hands of the U.S. government.

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