§ To Samuel W. Dana
14 February 1805, Department of State. “As Mr. Eaton’s accounts are depending in the Treasury, the memorial of Mr. Cotton, enclosed in your letter of yesterday1 has been transmitted together with the letter to the Auditor, in whose power it will be to answer the question you propose.”
Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.
1. Letter not found. For congressional consideration of Eaton’s claims against the government, see John Cotton Smith to JM, 23 Feb. 1804, PJM-SS, description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (9 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 6:508 and n. 1, 512, 515–16, 588. For Daniel Cotton’s claim against the United States for the bey of Tunis’s use of his ship Anna Maria, see ASP, Claims, 322, 337–41, and U.S. Statutes at Large, description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends 6:80.