James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Charles Pettit and James S. Cox, 27 September 1805 (Abstract)

To Charles Pettit and James S. Cox, 27 September 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Charles Pettit and James S. Cox. 27 September 1805, Department of State. “I have received your memorial respecting the proceedings at Paris in the case of the ship New Jersey and cargo, in which the Companies you represent are interested as insurers, and I have the honor to inform you, that on the previous application of other parties (Messrs. Nichlin & Griffith) the step has been taken which the circumstances seemed to render proper.”1

RC (TU: Papers of the Insurance Company of North America); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM; addressed by Wagner. Postmarked 30 Sept. at Philadelphia.

1Pettit and Cox’s memorial has not been found. For the other correspondence to which JM refers, see Philip Nicklin and Robert Eaglesfield Griffith to JM, 25 July 1805, and JM to John Armstrong, 25 Aug. 1805.

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