James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Anthony Merry, 29 March 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Anthony Merry

29 March 1804, Department of State. “I have had the Honour to receive your Letter of the 23rd. inst. enclosing a Copy of a Memorial stating certain Inconveniences to which its Subscribers, who are British Subjects, have represented themselves as being exposed by the Operation of an Act of Congress. In the Act passed on the 27th inst. of which a Copy is now enclosed,1 I flatter myself you will see those Inconveniences removed, and at the same Time a new Proof of the Desire with which the American Government is animated of cultivating by every Act of Justice and Liberality a friendly Intercourse with that which you represent.”

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