James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tench Coxe, 22 October 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Tench Coxe

22 October 1804, Purveyor’s Office. “I have assurances, that Mr. Carey will furnish all the remaining Laws in time to be shipt by any Vessel which shall offer after the 1st. of November.1 I have before had the Honor to inform you of the shipment & forwarding of the full quantities for upper & lower Louisiana.2 I have made the business the subject of a particular conversation this day. There are about half the sets ready, which are necessary to make up the balance. The Bookbinder has been very dilatory.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 28 Oct.

1For Mathew Carey’s contract for printing the laws, see JM to Tench Coxe, 7 and 28 Apr. 1804, Coxe to JM, 21 Apr. 1804, and Carey to JM, 9 and 25 Apr. 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 , 7:7, 121 and n. 1, 97, 26–27, 110.

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