James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Savage, 25 March 1802 (Abstract)

§ From William Savage

25 March 1802, Kingston, Jamaica. Encloses a list of American seamen discharged from [British] ships of war at Kingston since his last list. Also sends a list of “Americans still on board the navy here” and suggests that many can be liberated if documents are sent in a timely manner. There are more than forty warships at Kingston; Great Britain intends to keep a strong force “during the attempts of the French to subjugate the Colony of Hispaniola.” Has found it necessary since January to assist great numbers of American sailors in finding passage to the U.S. and provisioning them while at Kingston.

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