James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Charles Harris, 30 March 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Charles Harris

30 March 1810, Savannah. Encloses letter from “an old, infirm, meritorious & truly unfortunate french officer [who] has enclosed and dedicated to you a work which he hopes may meet your approbation.” Asks JM to write a letter to the veteran, which he would forward.

RC and enclosure (DLC). RC 1 p. Enclosure (2 pp., in French) is Charles Haumont to JM, 1 Apr. 1810. Haumont wrote that he was afraid the letter and manuscript (a French-English grammar) he sent JM had been lost in the State Department. He reminded the president of his wartime service to America and entreated JM to help him find relief from his indigent situation. JM arranged for the return of Haumont’s manuscript (JM to John Graham, 25 July 1810).

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