James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Lee, 26 December 1806

American Consulate Bordeaux 26 Decr 1806.


I beg leave to transmit you an extract of a letter I have this day received from General Armstrong, as it is calculated in a measure to dissipate those fears occasioned by the Decree of the 21st. November. By what I can learn, the four privateers, which are fitting out here, with the expectation of being permitted to attack our commerce experience some difficulty at the Marine office. I begin from these and other circumstances ⟨to⟩ hope that our Commerce will not be intercepted by french cruisers. With great respect I have the honor to remain Your devoted humble Servant

Wm Lee

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, Bordeaux.

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