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To James Madison from William Savage, 7 December 1801

From William Savage, 7 December 1801

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Kingston Jamaica December 7th. 1801

Sir

Annexed is a Copy of my last Since which I have requested of Admiral Montigue ⟨the⟩ general liberation of all American Seamen. By this measure, I flatter myself I have antici⟨p⟩ated the Presidents wish. For his Satisfaction I inclose a Copy of my letter & the admirals answer.

I formerly intimated that it was proper to insert in all Certificates of Native Americans the place of their Birth particularly & I again beg leave to recommend the measure. But for this I am convinced a great number of native Americans would have been discharged. I have the Honour to be with Respect—Your Obed Hume. Sert.

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