James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Armstrong, 19 February 1811

From John Armstrong

New York 19 Feb. 1811.

Dear Sir,

The enclosed letters having some relation to public business & one of them solliciting for its object a direct reference to you,1 I have thought it proper to transmit them & to request, that M. Coles may be instructed to acknowledge their receipt. Permit me to enquire, whether two other letters which I have had the honor of writing to you, since my return to this City, have been received? One of these related to M. Warden,2 the other, to Mr. Mc.Crae.3 I am, Sir, with very great respect, Your faithful & Obedient Servant,

John Armstrong

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM. Enclosures not found, but see n. 1.

1Possibly Armstrong sent JM a 1 Nov. 1810 letter he had received from Jonathan Russell in Paris (RPB-JH: Russell Papers), complaining about the abuse of U.S. passports abroad by “unprincipled foreigners” claiming to be naturalized American citizens. Russell requested Armstrong to make “an application to the President upon this subject.”

3See Armstrong to JM, 5 Feb. 1811, and n. 1.

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