James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Edward Pope, 31 December 1803

¶ From Edward Pope

Letter not found. 31 December 1803. Acknowledged in Daniel Brent to Pope, 8 Feb. 1804 (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14), as containing a letter from impressed seaman Abiah Hathaway to his father. Brent added that it would be necessary for the friends of the sailor to provide JM with proof of Hathaway’s citizenship and a description of his person before application could be made for his release.

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