James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Ira Allen, 4 May 1804

To Ira Allen

Department of State May 4th. 1804.


Having received no official information respecting the decision in the case of the Olive Branch, I can only inform you, in consequence of your letter of the 1st. inst., that no convention exists between the two Nations af[f]ording a special remedy adapted to the circumstances under which the decree of restitution is made. I am &c.

James Madison

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14).

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