James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Matthew Livingston Davis, 4 February 1808

New York February 4. 1808


The accounts from Algiers has produced some anxiety on my mind relative to my Brother; as I possess no information from him or from any other source, which reduces it to a certainty, that he would remain permanently at Tripoli; nor have I any letters from him bearing date later than June.

Will you, Sir, be so polite as to inform me whether the Government have later accts & whether he is likely to be Still at Tripoli?

The convulsed state of the world renders communication with him, through commercial channels, very precarious & uncertain. If any dispatches or letters for him, through yr. department, are contemplated by the American dispatch boat that is to sail for Lorient & Falmouth, I should be most gratified with an opportunity of transmitting my letters under the same cover. A line from You on the subject will be suitably acknowledged. Be pleased to present me in the most respectful manner to Mrs. Madison Your friend

Mat L Davis

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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