James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Montague Erskine, 6 November 1807

Washington November 6: 1807.


I have the Honor to transmit to you an Extract of a Letter from Captain Sir Robert Laurie Bart, respecting some British Seamen, Deserters from His Majesty’s Service, stated to be now serving on board the United States Frigate Chesapeake; and beg to request that the Government of the United States will cause such Steps to be taken as may be thought proper on the Occasion. I have the Honor to be, with great Consideration and Respect, Sir your most obedient ⟨humble Servant⟩

D. M. Erskine

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

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