James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Potts, 7 September 1822

From Thomas Potts

New York Septr. 7th. 1822


When at London in Feby. last a small parcel (said to contain a Book or Books) was entrusted to my care by a Mr. Joy, which was addressd to you1—on my arrival at Baltimore in April, I left the said parcel at Mr. Williamson’s, Fountain Inn, Light Street—where I believe it still remains. I would have forwarded it immediately, but had no opportunity during my short stay in that place, and since that, having been much engagd in business & in moving from place to place it had intirely escapd my memory until this morning, when in perusing some papers, I found Mr. Joy’s Memo.

By authorizing any one to call on Mr. Williamson, the parcel will be delivered. I am sir very respecy. yrs.

Thos. Potts2

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For the parcel, see George Joy to JM, 2 Feb. 1822, and n.

2Thomas Potts was the captain of the merchant ship Henry Clay (Baltimore Patriot & Mercantile Advertiser, 15 Apr. 1822).

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