James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Ebenezer Stocker, 30 November 1801

From Ebenezer Stocker

Newburyport November 30th 1801

Respected Sir,

An Article of the Treaty with France, stating, that all Vessels captured after September 1800 should be restored or paid for; and the Government having directed that Information of all cases of Spoliation, should be lodged with them: I am induced to enclose you the papers of the Brigne. Hannah and the Brigne Nathaniel, which were captured after that period, and as no notice has been made public, where application is to be made for this property; I presume it to be proper that these papers should be lodged in your Office.1

If any Information can be communicated, which will direct me how to proceed in these cases, it will be gratefully acknowledged by Very respectfully sir Your most Obedient & humble servant

Ebenezer Stocker2

for the underwriters & owners

P. S. Will you please to mention, if the Captures, by French Cruizers: prior to the Treaty, will be noticed.

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