James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 7 September 1801 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

7 September 1801, Leghorn. No. 11. Sends enclosures that will show current American position. Adds that “the Capture of the Tripoline Cruiser in its tendency is equal to a victory.… A few more actions will effectually establish our national character in this sea, & prove to the Tyrants of Barbary that the government of the United States will not suffer indignitys with impunity.” Assures JM that the president will never see Cathcart’s signature on a dishonorable treaty. Impatiently awaits instructions.

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