James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Ebenezer Stevens, [17 June] 1801

To Ebenezer Stevens

… It is intended that the vessel you have freighted for Tunis should, if possible, sail with the George Washington, now loading at Philadelphia … for Algiers, in order that she may avail herself of the protection of the latter. To enable me to judge of the practicability of this expedient, be pleased to inform me when she will be ready to proceed to sea.…

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