James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Levi Lincoln, 5 May 1804

To Levi Lincoln

Department of State, May 5th. 1804


I have the honor to enclose a letter, yesterday, received from the Envoy of Great Britain,1 and to request your opinion, whether if the facts therein stated, relative to the arrest and commitment of Henry Scott, should be proved, they would constitute an offence cognizable in any and what Court of the United States. I am &c.

James Madison.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). Addressed to “The Attorney General of the United States.”

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