James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George W. Erving, 29 October 1803 (Abstract)

§ From George W. Erving

29 October 1803, London. Received from Lewis Le Coulteux “the papers respecting his Claim on this Government,” referred to in JM’s letter to the U.S. minister in London of 16 May.1 “I as the Agent of Mr: Le Couteulx, drew a memorial (of which I have the honor herewith to inclose a Copy)2 to the King in Council, & submitted it to the Minister for his approbation.” Believes this was “the most eligible mode of proceedure.” Has presented the memorial, “but it may probably be some time” before it is considered. “I shall not cease to attend to Mr: Le Couteulx Interest, and regularly to inform him of my Proceedings.”

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