James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Buchanan, 6 October 1805 (Abstract)

From William Buchanan, 6 October 1805 (Abstract)

§ From William Buchanan. 6 October 1805, Île de France. “I have the pleasure of forwarding you by this occasion two returns, one a copy of the return commencing the first July 1804 and one commencing the first of January 1805. which I hope will arrive Safe.1 Since I had the pleasure of addressing you last no change has Taken place in the Commercial regulations at this Island, nor do I expect any.”

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 59, CD, Port Louis, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Buchanan. For enclosures, see n. 1.

1The enclosures (2 pp.) list thirty-seven American ships that arrived at Île de France between 1 July 1804 and 31 Dec. 1804, and fifty-three that arrived between 1 Jan. 1805 and 30 June 1805.

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