James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Gillespie, 21 February 1804 (Abstract)

§ From James Gillespie1

21 February 1804, House of Representatives. “Some time past I called at the office, at the request of A Mr. Hall2 printer of Wilmington N C, he is desirous to publish the Acts of Congress in his weekly newspaper.

“I use the freedom to State that the Wilmington Gazette has A more general circulation And is conducted on better principles; than any other paper, in those divisions of our State bordering on the atelantic; and a general promulgation of the laws there will have a good Effect in the minds of many.”

Index Entries