James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Daniel Deshon, 28 May 1804 (Abstract)

§ To Daniel Deshon

28 May 1804, Department of State. “The Act of Congress, as uniformly practised upon, requires that the Master of a Vessel, from on board of which any person may be impressed, should make a protest at his own expense.1 It may be made before any Notary he prefers.”

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 14). 1 p.

1See Deshon to JM, 18 May 1804, and n. 1.

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