James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Caesar A. Rodney, 20 January 1802

From Caesar A. Rodney

Dover Jany. 20. 1802.

Honored & Dear Sir,

I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 15th. inst:1 this evening by the mail. Permit me to observe that it was unsealed, but a friend of mine was in the office when it arrived. I mention this as I suppose from the many important concerns to which your attention is drawn it happened to escape your observation.

The Mirror is the paper we wish the laws to be printed in. In my last I gave you a full account of our proceedings here.2

Pray let me know if you have any information on the subject of our consul at St. jago.3 I join you very cordially in the satisfaction you express on the subject of the result of our business. Believe me to be my Dear Sir Yours Most Sincerely

C. A. Rodney

RC (DLC). Dated 20 Jan. 1812 in the Index to the James Madison Papers.

1PJM-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 , 2:398.

2See Rodney to JM, 25 Dec. 1801, ibid., 2:339.

3For the arrest and imprisonment of consul Josiah Blakeley at Santiago de Cuba, see Blakeley to JM, 1 Nov. 1801, ibid., 2:216.

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