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From James Madison to Rufus King, 23 July 1802

To Rufus King

Department of State July 23d 1802

Sir,

The enclosed letter of Jacob Peterson of the American armed ship Asia1 and copy of the Protest of Peter Sutter chief Officer thereof,2 on the subject of an affair in January 1802 between the Asia and the British ship Walker of London, John Nichols, Master, are forwarded to you for the double purpose of enabling you to give any explanations which may be proper, and of leading you to aid in obtaining any redress which may be justly sought, in the case. With very great respect & consideration, I have the honor to be Sir Your Obt Set.

James Madison

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