DescriptionUnited States: LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, INCLOSING ABSTRACTS OF ALL THE RETURNS MADE TO HIM BY THE COLLECTORS OF THE DIFFERENT PORTS, OF REGISTERED SEAMEN, AND OF IMPRESSED SEAMEN; TOGETHER WITH A REPORT, EXHIBITING ABSTRACTS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED BY HIM FROM THE AGENTS EMPLOYED BY VIRTUE OF THE 'ACT TO REVIVE AND CONTINUE IN FORCE CERTAIN PARTS OF THE ACT FOR THE RELIEF AND PROTECTION OF AMERICAN SEAMEN, AND TO AMEND THE SAME,' MADE IN PURSUANCEE OF THE SAID ACT.12TH DECEMBER, 1800, ORDERED TO LIE ON THE TABLE. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. [Washington: 1800]. 16 [i.e., 15] pp, disbound. Folding table. Near Fine.
Secretary of State John Marshall transmits this document to Congress in a prefatory paragraph. The data include information on the citizenship status of each seaman, by State and custom house district within each State; whether citizenship was acquired by birth, residence, naturalization; seaman declaring themselves to be U.S. citizens detained by the British fleet; protests of Masters of ships regarding impressed American seamen.
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