James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Newsum, 4 September 1804 (Abstract)

§ From William Newsum

4 September 1804, Norfolk. “I have thought it proper to inform you that I shiped on board the Schooner Sally, Capt. Keel, (who sailed for Alexandria on Sunday last,) a box containing dispatches from Mr. Munroe, directed to the Secretary of State, and which was put into the Post Office at this place by Capt. Dixon of the Ship Virginia.1 Capt. Keel has been so obliging as to promise me to see it safely deliver’d.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 8 Sept.

1For the box from Monroe shipped on board the Virginia, see George W. Erving to JM, 15 June 1804, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 7:321.

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