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    James Madison Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 10", July 21, 1801, "Washington Department of State", to David Lenox, attempting to have two individuals, one a slave, returned from the English who had impressed them. In part: "You will receive herewith Copies of certain Documents concerning Nathaniel Heard and Negro David, a Slave, two Impressed freemen belonging to the United States, who are supposed to be detained in British Ships of War on the English Station. Agreeable to the request of Mr. Lowndes, a Merchant of George Town, his Master." David Lenox was a special U.S. agent stationed in England and used to convince the English to end impressments by the British Navy of such men as Nathaniel Heard and "Negro David" captured aboard U.S. ships. Lenox later became the president of the doomed First Bank of the United States. "Duplicate" is written at the top left corner. Docketing on verso. The document is toned with tape repairs along fold separations. Very good condition.

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