James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Tench Coxe, 5 November 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Tench Coxe

5 November 1804, Purveyor’s Office. “I have the honor to inclose to you a bill of Lading1 for one box of books containing fifty eight sets of the laws of the U.S. Tho Mr. Carey assures me that the ⟨o⟩thers will be ready for any vessel that shall sail after the 10th. instant, I thought ⟨i⟩t best to forward these, as they might be wanted.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, ML). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner; damaged at edge.

1The enclosure (1 p.; filed at 10 Nov. 1804) is a bill of lading dated 5 Nov. 1804 at Philadelphia and marked by Coxe, “shipt by M. Carey for Tench Coxe Agent for the Secy. of State,” acknowledging receipt by Thomas Newton, master of the sloop Patty bound for Alexandria, of a box of merchandise shipped by Mathew Carey to JM.

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