James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tench Coxe, 9 May 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Tench Coxe

9 May 1804, Purveyor’s Office. “This vessel (the Hiland, Hand Master) remaining in port, I have the Honor to inform you that a further shipment has been made of 38 sets of the Laws, for which a bill of Lading is enclosed. The vessel was expected to sail about this time.

“I shall send only 200 copies to Washington ’til I am informed whether the quantity for Louisiana is 100 or 200. No time will be lost as a delivery is not expected this week.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, ML). RC 1 p. The enclosed bill of lading (1 p.; partly printed) is dated 8 May 1804 and signed by John Hand Jr.

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