James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Frederick H. Wollaston, 10 June 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Frederick H. Wollaston

10 June 1801, Genoa. Notes friendly disposition of government toward Americans. Encloses copy of Cathcart’s circular letter. Has been informed through arrival of the Maryland at Le Havre that the President has been ordered to proceed to the straits. Suggests that a small squadron would suffice to rid seas of Barbary corsairs and force them to sue for peace. Expects American trade in Genoa will become considerable. Repeats earlier request to become naturalized citizen. In postscript, notes that no U.S. vessels are presently in port.

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