James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Jeremiah Olney, 26 November 1801

To Jeremiah Olney

Washington, Department of State,
November 26th 1801.


John Robinson, of Timber Town, Rhode Island, is stated to have been impressed into the British Ship of War, Tremendous, and to have been detained therein, at the Cape of Good Hope, when this Intelligence was sent hither. I request you therefore to give the publicity in this case which you have heretofore done in others of the same kind:1 and you will also be good enough to add the names of Abijah Stedson and John Predy, who are represented to have been in a like situation at the same place, but whose places of Birth or usual abode in the United States are unknown at this Department.2 I am, respectfully, Sir, your Obedt Servant,

James Madison

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