James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Robert Patterson, ca. 10 July 1805 (Abstract)

To Robert Patterson, ca. 10 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Robert Patterson. Ca. 10 July 1805, Department of State. “I have the honor to request, that you will permit Mr. George Harrison, Agent of the Navy Department at Philadelphia, or an Artist under his direction, to make use of the machinery of the Mint for striking the medal voted to Commodore Preble, and that you will also be pleased to furnish from the Mint any aid which may be necessary in preparing the steel for the die.”1

RC (PHi); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). RC 1 p.; in Wagner’s hand; addressed and franked by him; signature torn. Undated; conjectural date assigned based on docket: “0 July received 11 do 1805. requesting use of machinery in striking Medals.” Letterbook copy dated “(supposed) 10 July 1805.”

1For the origin of this request, see Robert Smith to JM, 3 July 1805.

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