James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Charles Pinckney, 10 May 1802 (Abstract)

§ To Charles Pinckney

10 May 1802, Department of State. “The documents herewith transmitted will explain the case of John Dunlop and others, american citizens, whose property has been taken from them, in addition to personal wrongs, under proceedings for which the Spanish Government is answerable.1 You will include it with other claims which you are instructed to urge on that Government. It is presumed that the reports made by the subordinate authorities concerned in those proceedings with the notarial paper now sent, will supply all the information necessary to a just decision. Should further testimony be required, it is intimated that it can be had.”

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