James Madison Papers

From James Madison to the President of the Senate, 22 December 1802

To the President of the Senate

Department of State, December 22. 1802.


In pursuance of the “Act to revive and continue in force certain parts of the ‘Act for the relief and protection of American seamen,’ and to amend the same,”1 I have the Honor to lay before the Senate Abstracts of the Returns made to me by the Collectors of the Customs within the United States, of Registered and of impressed American seamen; to which is added a Report, exhibiting an Abstract of Communications received from Agents of the United States, for the relief and protection of their seamen. With High Respect, I have the Honor to be, sir, Your Obedt Hble. servant,

James Madison

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