August 1, 1815-1817
The former decision on this case is enclosed.
The practice of the department forbids the idea of reviewing the decisions of a predecessor in office; but in this case the decision must be considered that of the President, who can alone review his decisions. It may be proper to state that the Collector opposes the remission. The other officers interested are friendly to the application.
The papers are returned at the request of the agent of Mrs Dauphine who will wait upon the President accompanied by Mr. Hersey.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.