James Madison Papers

From James Madison to S. Smith and Buchanan, 19 January 1805 (Abstract)

§ To S. Smith and Buchanan

19 January 1805, Department of State. “In answer to your letter of the 9th. inst. [not found] I have the honor to inform you that all the articles of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, between the United States, and Great Britain, except the first ten are and since two years from the signature of the preliminaries of the late peace have been expired.”1

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1For the expiration of Articles 11 through 28 of the Jay treaty, see Miller, Treaties description begins Hunter Miller, ed., Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America (8 vols.; Washington, D.C., 1930–48). description ends , 2:264. For an earlier inquiry from Smith and Buchanan, see 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 , 7:515.

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