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TO GEORGE WASHINGTON. wash. mss. - James Madison, The Writings, vol. 5 (1787-1790) 
The Writings of James Madison, comprising his Public Papers and his Private Correspondence, including his numerous letters and documents now for the first time printed, ed. Gaillard Hunt (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1900). Vol. 5.
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TO GEORGE WASHINGTON.wash. mss.
New York, Mar. 26, 1789.
The inclosed copy of Morgan’s invitation1 to his fellow Citizens was obtained from one of his friends, and forwarded to me from Pennsylvania. It is the most authentic & precise evidence of the Spanish project that has come to my knowledge. The instrument referred to as retained in Morgan’s hands in order to be signed by the adventurers, would still further explain the transaction.
No Quorum is yet formed in either House. The Senate want two members; the House of Repg four. It is probable that the members from N. Jersey, who are at length proclaimed, two remaining members from Penna, and Col. Coles, who halted in Philada, will come in this evening and supply the deficiency in one branch. The Senate have no precise prospect of the small addition required to their numbers.
With unfeigned attachment, I am Dear Sir, respectfully
Your Obedt. hble Servt,
(Put into the hands of confidential people in Penna & N. Jersey for the purpose of procuring followers.)
It is proposed after fixing on the spot to clear & fence in 100 acres in a convenient situation, to plant it with Corn, to hire suitable hands to tend it thro’ the summer, & in the next fall winter & spring, to distribute it to New Settlers at ⅛ of a dollar per Bushel, that they may have a dependence so far as this will go. And as Buffaloes & other Game are very plenty in the Neighborhood, there can be no want of provision, contractors being ready to engage to deliver fresh beef & venison throughout the year at 1 Penny Per . Credit will be given to those who desire it, as well for the land as for the provisions, & payment recd in future Produce. All persons will be assisted in building a house, clearing a spot of ground, & in getting in their first crops. Horned Cattle, horses & swine will be delivered to the settlers at New Madrid in such quantities as they shall stand in need of at first at very reasonable rates for cash or future produce. Those who settle at New Madrid in this or the ensuing year shall have Plough Irons, or other Iron works, & farming utensils transported down the ohio gratis; also their cloathing, bedding, Kitchen furniture & certain other articles which may not be too bulky.
School Masters will be engaged immediately for the instruction of Youth. Ministers of the Gospel will meet with encouragement & grants of land made in fee to each of every denomination who may agree with a Congregation before the year 1790, besides particular grants of tracts of land to each Society.
This new City is proposed to be built on a high bank of the Mississippi River, near the mouth of the Ohio, in the richest & most healthy part of the Western Country, about the latitude of 37°.
Those who wish for further information will be pleased to apply to me in person as above mentioned, or at the New City of Madrid after the first day of next December, where the Surveyors will attend to lay out the lands.
(Signed,) George Morgan.