James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Logan, 19 February 1810

From George Logan

New York Feby 19th 1810

My Dear Sir

Since my arrival here, I have had a conversation with Mr Jackson. Whilst he regrets, his being dismissed; he assures me, that he does not consider it will be a cause of rupture with his Government; and that his representations to his Court have been to allay, not increase the present unhappy difficulties between the two countries. Whilst in Philadelphia he had an opportunity of seeing the wealth, industry, and extensive internal commerce of that State; which he highly admired. And I am satisfied from his observations respecting the UStates, that he considers our friendship of importance to his own Country.1

I expect to embark in the morning. Accept assurances of my esteem & Friendship

Geo Logan

RC (DLC); draft (PHi).

1Logan sought letters of introduction from Jackson to George Canning and Lord Wellesley. Warned by Phineas Bond, the British consul at Philadelphia, that Logan was preparing for “his old trade of diplomatic adventuring,” Jackson declined to give him the letters (Tolles, George Logan, p. 288).

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