James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Daniel D. Tompkins, 6 April 1814 (Abstract)

From Daniel D. Tompkins, 6 April 1814 (Abstract)

§ From Daniel D. Tompkins. 6 April 1814, Albany. “Mr. Horatio G. Spafford of this city, and author of the Gazetteer of Newyork, expects to visit Washington on some business which he deems interesting to him.1 I pray you to pardon the liberty I take in giving him this letter of introduction.”

RC (DLC). 1 p.

1Spafford evidently intended to discuss with JM the possibility of obtaining a special patent for his improved design for wheel-carriage axles (Spafford to JM, 16 Dec. 1814 and 18 Feb. 1815, DLC; Thomas Jefferson to Spafford, 26 Apr. 1814, Looney et al., Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, 7:322; Horatio Gates Spafford, Some Cursory Observations on the Ordinary Construction of Wheel-Carriages: With an Attempt to Point Out Their Defects, and to Show How They May Be Improved … [Albany, 1815; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 35985], 2–6).

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