James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Savage, 7 December 1804 (Abstract)

§ From William Savage

7 December 1804, Kingston, Jamaica. “I wrote you the 19t October via Alexandria by two Conveyance, in one of which letters1 I transmitted a Copy of the Order of the Governer [&] Councel here to the Collectors of the ports of this Island, I now inclose a printed Copy taken from the Royall Gazette.2

“This accom[p]anys another list [not found] of persons who represented themselves to be Americans on board different Vessels on this Station.”

RC, two copies, and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Kingston, Jamaica, vol. 1). First RC 1 p.; cover postmarked 10 Jan. at New York and marked: “per Brig Gene[rous] Fri[e]nd Cap Russel for New York.” Second RC marked “Duplicate”; dated 7 Dec. 1805. For surviving enclosure, see n. 2.

1Only one copy of Savage to JM, 19 Oct. 1804, has been found, and that does not include a copy of the council’s order.

2The handwritten enclosure (2 pp.; with Savage’s attestation: “The foregoing is a true Copy from the original published in the Kingston Royall Gazette of the 24 November 1804”) is a copy of the 21 Nov. 1804 resolution of the council, giving notice that after six months from that date a 17 July 1800 resolution allowing the import of various meat and vegetable products and lumber and the export of rum and molasses in neutral, non-British vessels would cease to have effect.

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