James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Fitzsimmons, 11 April 1806

Department of State, April 11. 1806.


The enclosed letter to Messrs. Snell, Stag & Co. will explain to you such circumstances respecting the alledged blockade of Curraçao, as may influence the measures taken for obtaining restitution of the captured property. The mode of instituting & prosecuting appeals from sentences of condemnation in the French Colonies is regulated in the recent ordinances respecting cruising; but in practice it would be safest to resort to the advice of the profession for details, on a correct conformity with which the safety of the property may depend. I am &c.

James Madison.

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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