James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Cooper, 3 September 1805 (Abstract)

From Henry Cooper, 3 September 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Henry Cooper. 3 September 1805, St. Croix. “I beg leave to hand you, under cover, copy of a letter from his Excellency Genl. Muhlenfels (Commander in Chief of this Island) communicating to me in my Official capacity, a late Ordinance from his Danish Majesty—expressly declaring that no Vessels from the United States of America shall be admitted into any Port within the Danish Dominions without producing a Health Certificate from his Majestys Consuls & Vice Consuls resident at the different Ports within the said States.1

“You will be pleas’d, Sir, to lay this, [(]together with the Original Ordinance, also inclos’d) before his Excellency the President of the United States for his consideration.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, St. Croix, vol. 1). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 30 Sept. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure (1 p.; docketed by Wagner) is a copy of governor general Balthazar Frederik Mühlenfels’s 30 Aug. 1805 notice of the Danish requirement that no ships coming from the United States would be admitted to Danish ports without a health certificate from the Danish consul or vice-consul at the port of origin. For an earlier report of Danish quarantine regulations, see PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (10 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends 9:246–47 and n. 3.

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