James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Fulwar Skipwith, 29 October 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Fulwar Skipwith

29 October 1801, Paris. Since his letter of 12 Oct. acknowledging receipt of his commission, has received his exequatur as well as authorization to grant passports. Encloses list of judgments made by the Council of Prizes from its inception.1 Also encloses various documents relating to the condemnation of the Rodolph Frederic and its cargo as he believes the principles in the case may “interest the feelings of our Government in regard to the execution of the Treaty [of 1800].” Has been told that the “strange judgement” of the Council of Prizes in the case will be brought before the Council of State.2 Reports recent death of Dobrée at Nantes. Suggests that Dobrée’s successor be an American as French citizens are having difficulty receiving exequaturs as foreign consuls.

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