James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Simons, 14 May 1804

To James Simons

Department of State, May 14th. 1804.


I return the letter from Mr. Coffyn.1 Capt. Rollins ought to cause it to be presented to the Treasury with proof that the Men were landed in the United States, on which it will be paid to him or his order. I am &c.

James Madison.

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14).

1Neither the enclosure nor a letter from Simons transmitting it has been found, but as Francis Coffyn was U.S. commercial agent at Dunkirk, his letter probably referred to the transportation of distressed seamen from Europe to the U.S.

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