James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George House, 3 May 1801 (Abstract)

§ From George House

3 May 1801, New London, Connecticut. Recalls JM’s conversations with House’s daughter at Charlottesville. As an old Republican, recounts career of naval service since 1776 and his having been superseded out of order as captain of the revenue cutter Argus by Elisha Hinman for political reasons. Requests command of revenue cutter and restoration of rank in succession.

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