James Madison Papers

From James Madison to David Lenox, 1 June 1801 (Abstract)

§ To David Lenox

1 June 1801, Department of State. “In one of your Reports to this Office concerning Impressed seamen the name of John Stafford is mentioned, as an American Citizen, detained in a British Ship of War on the English Station. It is possible that this may be the person alluded to in the enclosed papers [not found], and for this reason they are transmitted to you.”

Printed facsimile of RC (Superior Galleries May 9th, 1992, Auction catalogue [Beverly Hills, Calif.], item 171); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, IC, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM.

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