James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 16 August 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Sylvanus Bourne

16 August 1804, Amsterdam. “I lately sent you by duplicates a reply to your Circular of April 18031 relative to certain duties on our Vessells in this Country for Lights Buoys &c &c—which I hope may duly reach you. I now inclose you the Leyden Gazette of to-day—with one that was (by mistake) omitted to be sent by the last conveyance.

“I hope Govt may be found disposed to take up the suggestions I lately had the honor to make you relative to German & Swiss emigrants for peopling the Louisiana Country.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Amsterdam, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1See Bourne to JM, 10 July 1804, and n. 1.

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