James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Jacob Astor, August 1811

¶ From John Jacob Astor

Letter not found. August 1811. Mentioned in Astor to Jefferson, 14 Mar. 1812 (DLC: Jefferson Papers) as an application to the president for permission to import from St. Joseph’s goods purchased for the Indian trade which were being excluded from the U.S. by the Nonintercourse Act. JM apparently replied that Congress had left no power with the executive to grant permission.

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