James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James C. Mountflorence, 17 May 1801

From James C. Mountflorence

Paris 17h. May 1801


The Maryland arrived at Havre the 9th. inst. Mr. Dawson repaired to this Place on 13th. By his Request I communicated to the private Secretary of the Minister of Exterior Relations, the same Night, his Arrival, & that he had Despatches from Government to deliver. The Minister who was at his Seat in the Country returned the next day, and received with great Politeness Mr. Dawson. We all hope & believe that the modified Ratification of the late Convention will be adopted by this Government.

I have the Honor, Sir, to inclose to you a Copy of the last Letter I have received from Mr. Willis, our Consul at Barcelona, also a Copy of Mr. Cathcart Circular, & a List of the American Vessels in that Port.1

I have lately procured, Sir, from the Minister of Marine, the Release of Fifteen of our Sailors captured on Board English Vessels. With great Respect I have the Honor to be Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant

Js. C. Mountflorence2
Quay Malaquais No. 1

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