James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Israel Whelen, 19 June 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Israel Whelen

19 June 1801, Philadelphia. Reports the George Washington began loading 15 June and work has progressed “as fast as could be expected.” Sends details of cargo; suggests substituting “very excellent” masts for white pine planking that Algerines disliked. Requests instructions on purchase of canvas.

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