James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Blount, 12 November 1807

Department of State, November 12th: 1807.


In compliance with the request stated in your letter of the 5th. instant, I have the honor to communicate the several documents, numbered from 1 to 6, relative to aggressions committed by foreign armed vessels within the ports and waters of the United States; also document No. 7, relating to the outrage committed by the British ship of War Leopard on the American Frigate Chesapeake.

To the above documents is added the evidence received by the Department of State, relative to the national character of William Ware, John Strahan and Daniel Martin, three of the seamen taken from the Chesapeake. I have the honor to be, With great respect, Sir, your Most Obt: Servt:

James Madison

DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.

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