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To James Madison from James Monroe, 17 December 1802

From James Monroe

Richmond Decr. 17. 1802

Dear Sir

The enclosed letter is from Captn. De Butts in whose vessel, and under whose command I sailed to France.1 I have known him since that time and believe him to be a very honest deserving man. This letter exhibits such a picture of unmerited misfortune & distress as is calculated to excite the simpathy of every benevolent mind. I send it to you to request you will be so kind as look into the affair & do what you can to promote justice. If the statment is true as I verily believe it to be from my knowledg⟨e⟩ of him, and any thing can be done, I am satisfied it will give you pleasure to interest yrself in favor of those who so highly deserve it. With great regard sincerely yours

Jas. Monroe

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