James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jeremiah Anderson, 10 July 1812

From Jeremiah Anderson

Baltimore July 10th. 1812

May it please your Excellency

Since my last address1 I have been induced to make an observation to your Excellency that an most rigid precaution is necessary to be taken with the Blacks amongst us I beg you will recollect they have an Emperor amongst them—this I pray your Excellency will particularly notice.

A further explanation I can give if necessary.

I beg your Excellency will recollect that I look up to you as a father and the representative of his children. As such, I presume to call myself Your Excellencys very humble Servant.

Jeremiah Anderson

RC (DNA: RG 45, Misc. Letters Received).

1See Anderson to JM, 9 July 1812, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (5 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984–). description ends , 4:582.

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