James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 20 June 1801

From Thomas Jefferson

June 20. 1801.

The application of William Greetham for a Mediterranean pass for a vessel owned here, tho built abroad, being unauthorised by practice, tho’ perhaps not by law, and concerning the departments of both the State & Treasury, I ask the favor of mr. Madison and mr. Gallatin to give me their opinions thereon:1 at the same time I communicate to them what passed on the subject of passports under General Washington’s administration, when the question was first taken up.

Th: Jefferson

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