James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Montague Erskine, 26 May 1807

New York May 26 1807.


I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 20th. Inst. enclosing Copies of authentic documents concerning Frederick Porter, ⟨Jos⟩ Wixson Junr. & John Cornell, American Citizens, who are stated to have been impressed into His Britannic Majesty’s Ships, Cambrian, Indian & Bermuda, and Requesting my Interposition to procure their Discharge.

I shall accordingly take the earliest opportunity to forward the abovementioned Documents to the Commander in Chief of His Majestys Ships on the Halifax Station, who I have no doubt will take such steps as the justice of each Case may require. With the highest Respect & Consideration I remain Your obedt. Servt.

D. M. Erskine

DNA: RG 59-NFL-Notes from Foreign Legations, Great Britain.

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