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To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 21 August 1806

Boston Augt. 21st. 1806


The annext copy of my letter to Mr. Smith of this date will inform you of our exact position. as I presume you are absent from the seat of Government I have profer’d this mode of communication in order to insure an answer from superior authority as soon as possible. I hope you will excuse my not addressing my letters dirict to you as I ought to do as it would take up so much time that I should loose the opportunity of this evenings post if I attempted it. requesting the favor of an answer as soon as possible I have the honor to remain with respectful esteem Sir Yr. obt. Servt.

James Leander Cathcart

DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Tunis.

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