James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 12 April 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Rufus King

12 April 1801, London. No. 10. Encloses copies of correspondence with Lord Hawkesbury about seizure of American vessels carrying articles of Spanish origin to Spanish colonies. Decree from Vice-Admiralty Court at Nassau regarding the case of the Leopard is the first document precise enough to use as grounds for a remonstrance. Suggests that these copies be published in American newspapers as the most expeditious form of communicating the information to ships operating in American waters.

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