James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 15 June 1801

From Rufus King

No. 22.

London, June 15. 1801.

Dear sir,

I have lately received a letter from Genl. Allen1 enclosing one to me from the Department of State, respecting his cause depending in the Court of Appeals. Without adverting to what passed in the early Stages of this Suit, it is proper that I should mention my having introduced the General to Messrs. Bird Savage & Bird, for the purpose of his engaging them to become his Bail, for the value of the arms which the Court of Appeals ordered to be delivered to him.

The enclosed Letter2 from these gentlemen will give you a correct view of the present situation of the cause, which, as I am advised, will most certainly be decided against the General in case he fail to supply the Proofs required of him. With perfect Respect & Esteem, I have the honour to be Dear Sir, Your ob: & faithful servt.

Rufus King

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