James Madison Papers

From James Madison to John Gill, 1 July 1805 (Abstract)

To John Gill, 1 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ To John Gill. 1 July 1805, Department of State. “I have received your letter of the 28th. ult, and its enclosures, which ought to have been sent to the Treasury Department; I have therefore referred them thither, with a request that the compensation found due to Capt. Driggs1 may be remitted to you.

“A list of the Consuls, Commercial Agents and Agents for Seamen will be published in the Newspapers in the course of a few days.”2

Letterbook copy (DNA: RG 59, DL, vol. 15). 1 p.

1Gill’s 28 June letter has not been found, but it may have referred to compensation due to Captain Driggs of the Mary, which arrived at Baltimore carrying the mate of the schooner Potomac, Captain Dye. The mate had been placed on board Driggs’s ship by the captain of the French privateer that had captured the Potomac in the Windward Passage between Cuba and Haiti (New-York Commercial Advertiser, 24 June 1805).

2The list of consuls and commercial agents was published in the 12 July 1805 National Intelligencer.

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