James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Anthony Merry, 30 July 1805 (Abstract)

To Anthony Merry, 30 July 1805 (Abstract)

§ To Anthony Merry. 30 July 1805, Department of State. “I beg leave to trouble you with Duplicate Copies of a Document concerning Benjamin Moore,1 who appears to have been impressed into the British frigate Leander, which is supposed to be still somewhere on the American Coast; and to ask the Interposition of your good Offices, to effect the release of this man, whose Citizenship is fully proved by the Document alluded to.”

FC (DNA: RG 59, Notes to Foreign Ministers and Consuls, vol. 1). 1 p.; marked “(Office Copy).”

1JM may have misremembered the name of Nathaniel Moore who was also impressed into the Leander. See De Witt Clinton to JM, 18 July 1805, and n. 1.

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