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Madison, James (1751-1836) to Tench Coxe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06325 Author/Creator: Madison, James (1751-1836) Place Written: Montpellier, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 February 1819 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 24.7 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Notes the receipt of the printed addition to Coxe's memoir on cotton and agrees with his ideas. Discusses the nation's agricultural prospects for cotton, grain, and tobacco, in regard to rival markets ("Britain seems intent on supplanting our cotton staple in her market") and political conditions in Europe. Indicates that he will ask Thomas Jefferson to review Coxe's article.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Madison, James, 1751-1836
Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentMerchants and TradeCommerceCottonAgriculture and Animal HusbandryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPoliticsTobacco and Smoking

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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