James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Aaron Burr, 11 October 1808

Philadelphia October 11th. 1808

Dear Sir

Permit me to introduce to the honor of your acquaintance, the bearer Mr. Caleb Lownes

Mr. Lownes has long been honorably distinguished for his Philanthropy, exemplified both in the distressing seasons of yellow fever, and in the very active part he took in introducing our present ameliorated penal System.

He goes to Washington I believe on business of a private nature, respecting some accounts with the United States, in which he wishes for some arrangement which probably Mr. Dallas, would not think himself authorised to make in a Suit he has instituted

Mr. Lownes however is always sollicitous for the public good, & has thoughts to communicate upon national concerns, the importance of which you will be able duly to weigh, & will allow them such in ⟨   ⟩ as you shall think they deserve. I am With ⟨great⟩ respec⟨t⟩


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