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Madison, James, 1751-1836 to David Lenox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01124 Author/Creator: Madison, James, 1751-1836 Place Written: Washington, District of Columbia Type: Letter signed Date: July 21, 1801 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.5 x 19.8 cm. Order a Copy

One letter addressed to David Lenox from James Madison (serving as Secretary of State at the time) dated July 21, 1801. Pertains to two seamen detained in British ships of war. The seamen are identified as Nathaniel Heard and David, a Black man enslaved by a merchant named Lowndes. Lowndes had written for special attention to be paid to the situation.

Lenox, David, 1753-1828
Madison, James, 1751-1836
[Lowndes], David, (Georgetown), fl. 1801
Heard, Nathaniel, fl. 1801

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