James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hore Browse Trist, 11 August 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Hore Browse Trist

11 August 1804, New Orleans. “At the request of the Governor I have the honor to inform you that a private letter from the President under date 7 July & your letter of 10 July with its two enclosures1 were duly received by the last mail. Having been taken extremely ill last night, & continuing yet in bed much indisposed, he is incapacitated from answering them by the return post, but as his indisposition bears this evening a more favourable aspect, he hopes by next mail to be able to recommence his correspondence.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, TP, Orleans, vol. 4). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1No enclosures to JM’s 10 July 1804 letter to Claiborne have been identified except for passports.

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