James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Dennis Smelt, 23 December 1808

Washington, Decr. 23. ’08.


At the present moment, the Laws ⟨o⟩f the (U. S.) are printed by authority, ⟨I⟩ believe, only at Augusta. As Milledgeville is now the Capitol of our ⟨s⟩tate, and in a very thick settlement, ⟨p⟩erhaps Sir, you may deem it pro⟨p⟩er, that the laws shou’d also obtain pub⟨li⟩city at that place. In this event, ⟨w⟩ith due deference, I recommend as Printer, Alexr. Mc:Millan, a Man ⟨of⟩ good Fame, and attached to the Union. ⟨I⟩ have the honor to be Sir, very res⟨p⟩ectfully, yr. Obedt. Servt.

Dennis Smelt; M. D.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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