James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Cheriot, 20 January 1812 (Abstract)

§ From Henry Cheriot1

20 January 1812, New York. Has been advised by Messrs. Bossange & Masson of Paris that last July they delivered to Mr. Hamilton, bearer of dispatches in the John Adams, a bundle directed to him containing a book, La Jérusalem délivrée, with an order to forward it immediately to JM.2 Did not receive the book but supposes that Mr. Hamilton delivered it to JM personally. So that he can inform his friends in Paris, asks whether the book was delivered to JM and by whom.

RC (DLC). 1 p.

1Henry Cheriot was a New York merchant and formerly a client of the law practice of Alexander Hamilton (Syrett and Cooke, Papers of Hamilton, 25:240–41 and n. 1).

2For Bossange & Masson’s offer on 5 July 1811 to forward JM a copy of Le Brun’s translation of Tasso’s epic, see PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (4 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 3:370.

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