James Madison Papers

To James Madison from DeWitt Clinton, 7 November 1806

NewYork 7 November 1806

Sir

Having understood that Capt. Whitby has stated in a letter to the British Consul of this City that he had in his possession an affidavit of a Pilot which proves that he had not violated the jurisdiction of the United States in his killing of Pierce, I thought it expedient to procure the enclosed affidavits, which will establish beyond doubt the illegality of his conduct and that no authorized Pilot has made the deposition aforementioned

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