James Madison Papers

To James Madison from David Lenox, 25 July 1801 (Abstract)

§ From David Lenox

25 July 1801, London. Encloses quarterly abstract of applications made for release of impressed American seamen. Between 1 Apr. and 1 July has received 130 new applications for release; 33 cases were not adjudicated in the quarter preceding, and 6 have been renewed, for a total of 169. Of them, 21 have led to discharge and 39 men have been ordered released. Thirteen have no proof of citizenship, 4 received bounties, 6 are detained as British subjects, 2 are prisoners of war, 7 were not on the ships represented in their applications, 3 did not answer the descriptions on their certificates, 2 escaped, and 42 cases are pending.

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