James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Pitcairn, 12 June 1802

From Joseph Pitcairn, 12 June 1802

Hamburg 12 June 1802


I have the honor to hand you enclosed a note from the Regency of Wertheim which explains that property lays there for the claim of heirs now in America. By a letter to Mr Randolph dated the 31 January 1795 from William Hendel Jur. at Tulpehoon, it seems he had discovered the family asked after—Since then nothing further has been done. The Regency desires that you will have the enclosed transmitted to the interested, in order to bring the estate into due Order.

A second affair you will find marked No. 2. which regards heirs living under the Regency of Wertheim to a person who died near Philadelphia. It requests that full information should be obtained respecting the property left and directions of the mode proper for its recovery—together with an Offer to aid in Exchanging to the one family an equivalent at Wertheim for what might be paid the other in America.

I shall be happy to forward any answers you may hav⟨e to⟩ send respecting these affairs, or in any ot⟨her⟩ Way to render you acceptable Service With Great Respect Sir Your most Ob Set.

Jos: Pitcairn

NB. Mr Randolphs letter to the Regency is dated 17 March 17[. . .]

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