James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Louis-André Pichon, 12 July 1803

To Louis-André Pichon

Department of State 12th. July 1803

The Secretary of State presents his respects to Mr. Pichon and has the honor to inform him, that the three citizens of the United States mentioned in the Secretary’s letter of the 20th. May1 as being detained at Jacmel, have been since liberated. Any further interpositions, therefore can now have for their objects nothing more than indemnity to these citizens for the wrongs committed against them, and precautions against similar infractions of the rights of citizens of the United States.

James Madison.

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