James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 27 April 1816

Department of State, April 27, 1816.

The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives, requesting the President to cause to be laid before the House a statement of the number of impressed American seamen confined in Dartmoor prison; the number surrendered, given up, or taken from on board British vessels captured during the late war; together with their places of residence, respectively, has the honor to submit to the President, in the papers marked A, B, and C, all the information which he has, as yet, been able to obtain relative to the object stated in the resolution.

The paper A contains a list of such impressed seamen as were transferred from British ships of war to Dartmoor and other prisons in England.

B, contains the names of those who were transferred, in like manner, to prisons in the West Indies and Nova Scotia.

C, the names of those who were discharged in England from British ships of war since the peace.

James Monroe

Printed Source--American State Papers. 38 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton, 1831-61)..

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