James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Joseph Story, 21 December 1808

Washington Decr. 21. 1808.


I have the honor to transmit you at the request of the Complainant certain documents relative to the capture & condemnation of an American Vessel by a Russian Admiral. The object of the Complainant seems to be to present to the Department of State facts, which in his view, affect our relations with Russia. I have no personal knowlege either of the parties or facts, & offer them therefore as the request of one of my Constituents. I have the honor to be With the highest respect Your very obedt. humble Servt.

Joseph Story

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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