James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Gabriel Duvall, 2 February 1804 (Abstract)

§ From Gabriel Duvall

2 February 1804, Treasury Department, Comptroller’s Office. Encloses a letter of 30 Jan. 1804 from [Allen McLane], “the Collector of the Customs for the District of Delaware, and the accompt of Captain Brinton, therein mentioned, containing charges for the passages of two distressed American Seamen.”

“As this claim cannot be adjusted, until the evidence mentioned by the Auditor in his note at foot of the accompt, be furnished, I have to request that you will be pleased to take measures for having it supplied; and it may be well at the same time to caution the Collector in the manner suggested by the Auditor.”1

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