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To James Madison from Samuel Smith, 13 June 1808

Balte. June 13. 1808


Among the papers shewn to you by our ⟨   ⟩, relating to the capture, at Ma⟨   ⟩⟨do⟩, of the Schooner Sophy, was the copy of a Letter written by F J ⟨   ⟩ & Geo W Biddle of Canton to Bruce ⟨   ⟩ & Co Bombay; Which Biddle & Co Madras ⟨   ⟩ Egbert Bletterman Columbo. The other papers have been returned to us, but this Letter is missing, & we have supposed, that perhaps it remains in the department of State. If it ⟨c⟩an be found, we shall be glad to receive it, as we are about dispatching a Vessel to India with proofs for the defence of our property. We are with the highest respect Sir Your Obed Servts

S Smith & Buchanan

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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