James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Pinkney, 10 November 1808

Department of State 10th. Novr. 1808


The inclosed papers have been made out, and are now sent to you with a view of putting you in possession of the facts relating to a case alluded to by Mr. Canning in a late conversation with you, and which he then seemed to think important. Time does not permit me to send you copies of Mr Erskine’s letters to me on this subject; my answer however, of which a copy is inclosed will inform you on what footing the affair was placed. I have the honor &c

James Madison

DNA: RG 59—IM—Instructions to Ministers.

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