James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Hull, 2 June 1808

Detroit, June 2. 1808


Mr. Atwater, the Secretary of the Territory has arrived ⟨I hav⟩e taken the necessary oaths, before a Territorial Judge, since which ⟨I hav⟩e administered them to the secretary. I have nothing of consequence ⟨to co⟩mmunicate. The Territory is now in a state of tranquility, and I ⟨believ⟩e, all parties are satisfied. Mr. Atwater appears to be a worthy ⟨intel⟩ligent man. Mr. Griswold is yet here, and I believe is sensible ⟨he h⟩as merited the treatment he received.

⟨Ther⟩e never has been a time when the Indians, were more friendly ⟨tha⟩n at present.

⟨Our⟩ neighbors, on the other shore, feel, and express much satisfaction ⟨at⟩ the liberality of our Government, with regard to their trade with ⟨the⟩ Indians. I am respectfully Your most obedt. Servant

William Hull

DNA: RG 59—Territorial Papers—TP, Michigan.

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