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To James Madison from George W. Erving, 11 June 1804 (Abstract)

§ From George W. Erving

11 June 1804, London. No. 36. “In the Case of Lewis Le Couteulx.” “Since I had the honor to address you last on the subject of this Case1 I have done every thing possible to procure a satisfactory result to my Application on Mr. Le Couteulx’s behalf. Finding that the consideration of that Gentleman’s claim was delayed, I thought proper on the 23rd. of March to address the Note to the Clerk of the Privy Council, copy of which and of his reply of the 8th. Instant containing the final decision of their Lordships are herewith inclosed.”2

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 59, CD, London, vol. 9). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 6 Sept. For enclosures, see n. 2.

1See Erving to JM, 29 Oct. 1803, PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 5:588–89.

2Erving enclosed copies of his letter to William Fawkener of 23 Mar. 1804 (2 pp.), reminding him of the memorial Erving had submitted to the Privy Council on Le Coulteux’s behalf, noting that the case had been brought at JM’s “express direction,… the Government having been fully satisfyed of the justice of his Claims,” and requesting Fawkener “to submit the Case for their decision as early as may be convenient”; and Fawkener to Erving, 8 June 1804 (1 p.; docketed by Wagner), informing Erving in response to his memorial that “their Lordships do not think proper to make any order thereupon.”

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