James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Stephen Cathalan, Jr., 21 November 1807

Marseilles 21st. November 1807


I had the Honor of addressing you on the 5th. last August & 14th. ulto.

This, under Cover of William Lee Esqre: our Consul at Bordeaux, is to remit you here inclosed a Copy of a Letter I Just receive from our Consul at Naples dated the 9th: inst. begging your Reference to its unexpected Contents.

I have already advised the american Masters & Citizens of the U. States in my District & am Sending Copies of the Same to the Minister Plenipy. of the U. S. at Paris & Several Consuls in order they may take proper Steps for the Safety of our Merchant Vessels & Seamen. In Haste I have the Honor to be with great Respect Sir, Your most obt. Humb. ⟨Servt.⟩

Stephen Cathalan Ju⟨nr⟩

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

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