James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Nathan Sanford, 14 January 1807

Department of State, January 14th: 1807.


Having requested Mr. Clinton the Mayor of New York to collect a body of evidence against Capt. Whitby, whose trial is fixed for the 1st. of March next before a Court Martial in England, I must beg the favor of you to cooperate with Mr. Clinton in such manner as to diminish as far as possible the burthen imposed upon him. As I have written upon the subject fully to Mr. Clinton, I must refer you to him for a further explanation of the views of the Executive. I am &c.

James Madison

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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