James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Newton, 26 February 1807

Collrs. office Norfolk, Febry. 26, 1807.


The inclosed I have just received & forward for your Consideration. It appears that Capt. Douglass is determind, not deliver any of our poor Seamen, if their birth be ever so well substantiated; Mr. Bond the Consul at Philadelphia has obtaind a servant of Mr. Graffs for him, & I now have him to sen⟨nd.⟩ Mr G’s man has four years to serve ⟨a n⟩egro. I am respectfully Yr. Obt. Servt.

Thos Newton

Mr. Graffs man was discharged from the Leopard. Coll Hamilton also apply’d for him.

DNA: RG 59—Correspondence with Collector of Customs Regarding Impressed Seamen.

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