James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Timothy Bloodworth, 27 December 1805 (Abstract)

From Timothy Bloodworth, 27 December 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Timothy Bloodworth. 27 December 1805, Wilmington, North Carolina. “Inclosed herewith I have the honor of transmitting a Copy of an Official Protest,1 taken by John Tomkins master of the Ship Charles Carter of Norfolk Virginia for depradation committed on him on his outward bound passage to Europe and Certified here.

“This would have been sooner sent but for the absence of Capt. Tomkins in the Country.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, Preliminary Inventory 15, entry 929, Correspondence with Collectors of Customs regarding Impressed Seamen, box 12). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Bloodworth.

1The enclosed protest has not been found but probably dealt with the seizure of the Charles Carter. For the incident, see William Pennock to JM, 3 Dec. 1805, n. 3.

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