James Madison Papers

To James Madison from DeWitt Clinton, 18 July 1805 (Abstract)

From DeWitt Clinton, 18 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ From DeWitt Clinton. 18 July 1805, New York. “I enclose you certain depositions of the Mother & Wife of Nathaniel Moore an impressed American Citizen.1 In addition to other impressive considerations, permit me to assure you that your favorable interposition will be an act of great benevolence to those very afflicted relatives.”

Letterbook copy (NNC: DeWitt Clinton Papers). 1 p.

1According to the “Statement of applications in cases of impressment, made immediately to the Department of State, and not before reported to the House of Representatives, or included in Mr. Erving’s or Mr. Lyman’s returns to this office,” submitted to the House in JM’s letter of 5 Mar. 1806, Nathaniel Moore was impressed into the Leander, and it was unknown if he had a protection (ASP, Foreign Relations, description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States… (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). description ends 2:776, 790, 794).

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