James Madison Papers

From James Madison to the Marqués de Someruelos, 19 January 1804

To the Marqués de Someruelos

Department of State January 19th. 1804


Mr. William Cook a citizen of the United States who is a great sufferer by a decision of Mr. Viguri, late Intendant at Havana,1 has informed me from thence that he has expectations of obtaining relief thro’ a reversal of that Intendants proceedings by a Tribunal ordered by His Catholic Majesty to be organized with powers competent to review the decision complained of. Satisfied of the benefit to be derived in his pursuit of justice from your favorable interposition and countenance, I take the liberty of asking them in his behalf as far as may comport with the attributes of your official station: and I avail myself of this opportunity of tendering to your Excellency assurances of the distinguished consideration with which I have the honor to be your Excellencys most Ob Sert.2

James Madison

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