James Madison Papers

From James Madison to George W. Erving, 9 May 1804

To George W. Erving

Department of State, May 9th. 1804.


In the case of the Molly, Deland, Master,1 Isaac Starr having transferred his share of the recovery to the Treasury of the United States, I request you to pay his proportion of the 2d. & 3d. installments to Sir Francis Baring & Co., to be disposed of as that Department may direct: and the balance due to the other persons concerned in the interest of the case, is of course to be paid to their order seperately from Mr. Starr’s proportion. I am &c.

James Madison.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, IC, vol. 1).

1The “List of American Cases under Article 7 of the Treaty with Great Britain of 1794” indicates that in May 1798 restitution for the Molly was decided in the amount of £1,045 12s. (DNA: RG 76, Preliminary Inventory 177, entry 179, Great Britain, Treaty of 1794 [Art. VII], Unbound Records, box 1).

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