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From James Madison to Anthony Merry, 18 February 1806

Sir D of S, Feby. 18. 1806.

You will receive herewith Duplicate Copies of Authentic Documents in relation to Ludwig Fritz and Frederick Porter junr, two Impressed American seamen; who are stated to be detained in His Britannic Majesty’s Ship of War the Cambrian. As this vessel is supposed to be still on the Halifax station, I must ask the favor of you to interpose with the Officer commanding her to discharge those men, their Citizenship being fully proved by the Enclosures. I have the Honor to be with very great Respect, Sir, Your Mo: Obed. Servt.

JM.

DNA: RG 59—Notes to Foreign Counsels and Ministers.

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