James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Savage, 5 April 1803

From William Savage, 5 April 1803

Kingston Jamaica April 5h. 1803


I did myself the Honour to address you under date of 25h. January, since which I am without any of your favors.

This accompanies my last quarterly Account to 31 Ultimo. Amount £83. 12. 1 equal to $250. 83/cents.

A Report prevails here that your Goverment are contemplating a Law to exclude the landing of all Negroes & free persons of Colour. Should the goverment have deemed such a Law neccessary & should it be in force, I wish for instructions as to these free Negroes & people of Colour natives of the United States, which are continually leaving this for the united States, & further if persons resident here whose Health requires change of Air & embark for America, whether their demisks will be prevented landing. An early reply to this letter will particularly oblige me. I have the Honour to be with Respct Your Obed H Servt.

Wm. Savage

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