James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Bulkeley, 1 August 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Bulkeley

1 August 1801, Lisbon. Encloses report [not found] on American trade with Portugal from 1 Jan. to 30 June and copies of letters received from U.S. consuls in Tangier and Tripoli on North African relations and the arrival of Commodore Dale’s squadron. He himself stands ready to offer squadron all possible assistance. Acknowledges receipt of triplicate of JM’s 21 May letter.1 States that the brig Atlas was not restored until 23 July and “proves more than a total loss to her owners”; U.S. consul at London is acquainted with details should he consider it in the owners’ interest to sue for damages. Encloses copies of his letters warning ship captains of danger in Mediterranean and copy, with translation, of edict [not found] announcing peace between Portugal and Spain.

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