James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 22 April 1801 (Abstract)

§ From William Kirkpatrick

22 April 1801, Málaga. Encloses copy of O’Brien’s circular letter of 5 Apr. Fears for American vessels in Mediterranean. Hopes small force is on the way to block Tripolitan cruisers in their ports; some frigates should be permanently stationed to protect Mediterranean navigation. Has forwarded copies of enclosure to Gibraltar, Cádiz, Corunna, Santander, France, Hamburg, and London.

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