James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Houston, 10 April 1804 (Abstract)

§ From James Houston

10 April 1804, Philadelphia. “Agreeable to Acts of Congress for Securing coppy rights of Books &c. I Send you the inclosed pamphlet1 My expectation are to make Some money for the purpose contempelated and then to have A Lottery by Some Lagislative body And have a fund to reward those who make New discouverys in Medcen that would be of general good to the people at large you may give it a reading and then do as you shall find suitable with your Views.”

RC (DLC). 1 p. Enclosure not found, but see n. 1.

1Houston probably enclosed a copy of his Plan for the Ladies’ Fund for the Relief of Cancer; with a History of the Author’s Sufferings during Fifteen Years (Philadelphia, 1804; NUC description begins The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints (754 vols.; London, 1968–81). description ends , 256:337).

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