James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Anthony Merry, 25 February 1806

D of S Feby 25 1806.


You will receive herewith Duplicate Copies of authentic Documents in relation to Oliver Child & Ellery King, two American seamen impressed by his Britannic Majesty’s Ship of War, the Vengeance, Cruizing off Charleston, S.C. from the Am: Ship Andromache, Jn D Wolf Master, on her passage to Havanna from Bristol in R. Island. As they are fully proved by the Enclosures to be Citizens of the US. and the Vengeance is said to belong to the Halifax Station, I must ask the favor of your Interposition, to procure their discharge. I have the Hono. & &c.


DNA: RG 59—Notes to Foreign Counsels and Ministers.

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