James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Anthony Merry, 26 May 1806

Washington May 26th. 1806


I have received the Honor of your Letter of the 22nd. instant, with the Documents it inclosed proving Edward ⟨Frelky⟩, who is stated to have been impressed into the British Service, and is supposed to be detained at present on board either of Le Renard or the Wolf Sloops of War, to be a Citizen of the United States.

I shall not fail, Sir, to transmit Copies of the Documents in Question by the earliest Opportunity to the Commander in Chief of His Majesty’s Ships on the Jamaica Station, to which I have Reason to believe that those Two Sloops belong, in order that immediate Attention may be paid to your Application for the Discharge of the Seaman abovementioned. I have the Honor to be, with great Consideration and Respect, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

Ant: Merry

DNA: RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.

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