James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Willis, 15 December 1802

From William Willis, 15 December 1802

Barcelona Decr. 15th. 180⟨2⟩.

Respected Sir,

The principle object of thi⟨s⟩ letter is to transmit you the within Coppy of a Circular letter Rec’d from Tunis by way of Italy and also to Enclose you the Coppy of an aff⟨i⟩davit of Mumford & Bowen befor⟨e⟩ Mr. Cathalan the Object of which is expressed at the bottom of it.

I have no late information of the Cruising Ground of the Pyrates of Tripo⟨ly⟩ but Some time in October they wer⟨e⟩ off Malta with four sail. There has howe⟨ver⟩ been no late Captures and it is hoped th⟨at⟩ the Vigilance of the United States Squadron will effectually prevent the Capture of any of our Vessells. I am Sir With Respectful Esteem Your Hbl Serv

Willm. Willis


The note below is written on the bottom of O’Brien’s circular dated 15 Oct. 1802.

Barcelona Decr. 11th. 1802

The above letter I suppose to be wrong dated as it is probable it was wrote on the 15th. of Novr.

Willm. Willis

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