James Madison Papers

From James Madison to David Lenox, 21 July 1801 (Abstract)

§ To David Lenox

21 July 1801, Department of State. “You will receive herewith Copies of certain Documents [not found] concerning Nathaniel Heard and Negro David, a Slave, two Impressed seamen belonging to the United States, who are supposed to be detained in British Ships of War on the English Station. Agreeably to the request of Mr. Lowndes, a Merchant of George Town, his Master, I recommend the case of the latter particularly to your attention.”

RC (owned by University Archives, Westport, Conn., 2004); letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, IC, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM; marked “(Duplicate).”

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