James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Eaton, 19 August 1801 (Abstract)

§ From William Eaton

19 August 1801, Tunis. Has a letter from Tripoli reporting that Dale appeared there on 26 July and rejected pasha’s proposed truce. Has learned also that Captain Jercovich was at Malta retailing merchandise in late June, thereby failing to abide by charter terms and forfeiting right to freight. Hopes this information will arrive in time to prevent captain from securing full freight. Encloses certificate of cargo discharge for Grand Turk [not found]. In postscript of 20 Aug., adds that he is enclosing copies of his letters to Dale.

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