James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Arnold & Son, 1 January 1802 (Abstract)

§ To William Arnold & Son

1 January 1802, Department of State, Washington. Returns papers the firm had sent concerning the seizure of a ship “under circumstances, which Seem to bring it within the Clause of the Convention with France providing for restitution.” Suggests that the papers be forwarded to Livingston, the U.S. minister at Paris, who has been charged with pursuing such claims, or to the firm’s correspondent at Paris. The fourth article of the convention, which has been published, designates the proofs that will be required.1

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