James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Joseph Hemphill, 10 November 1802 (Abstract)

§ To Joseph Hemphill1

10 November 1802, Department of State. Acknowledges Hemphill’s 18 Oct. 1802 letter [not found] asking JM to communicate the decision “that is said to have been made on the appeal from the sentence of condemnation at Halifax” of Stephen Girard’s brig Sally.2 “This Department is possessed of no Information, from which I can do this.”

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