Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll to MVB, 24 January 1831

R[alph] I[saacs] Ingersoll to MVB, 24 January 1831

House of Reps.


I take the liberty to enclose the statements of a claim in favour of the owners of the Brig Splendid, on the Mexican government, for the forcible detention and use of their vessel in the transportation of troops and munitions of war from Vera Cruz to Tampico, during the Spanish invasion of the Mexican territory in 1829. The Captains affidavit accompanies the claim.

I request in behalf of the persons interested who are my constituents, that you will forward the claim to Mr. Butler our Charge de affairs at Mexico, that it may be presented by him to the government of that country for settlement.

With much respect

Your Servant

R. I. Ingersoll

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Original Papers sent to Mr. Butler with Despatch No 12.

A. Vail


[in the hand of Aaron Vail]

No 7 No. 7 9.

Ingersoll, R. J. H. R.

24. Jany 1831, recd 25

"The Splendid"—claim

on Mexico.

M.C from Connecticut

from 1825 to 1833.

[in the hand of MVB]

Mr Vail will please

to prepare a letter

for Col Butler.

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