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From James Madison to William Eustis, 17 November 1803 (Abstract)

§ To William Eustis1

17 November 1803, Department of State. Encloses “an account of the Naval Force of Morocco, as far as is known, exclusive of the two frigates captured by the Vessels of war of the United States.”2

“A Ship of 30 Guns and 150 Men. / Two gallies built last year.3 / Another galley was getting ready at Tatuam [Tetuán] in August, and the Governor of Tangier at that date expressed his intention of arming a two masted boat lately seized there under Genoese colours.4 In the month of September last passports were issued by all the Consuls at Morocco, except the American, for another Frigate which was to proceed to Cadiz, Lisbon or elsewhere to be coppered and repaired.”

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