James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Stacey, 11 September 1801 (Abstract)

§ From George Stacey

11 September 1801, Ile de France. Reports that several American ships recently arrived following opening of trade between U.S. and France. Copies of only articles 4 and 17 of the convention [of Mortfontaine] have arrived. Believes it is his duty to convey all such information until officially removed from office.1 Governor-General Magallon appears desirous of promoting U.S. trade with island; recent detention of neutral ships, including American, was dictated more by political necessity than by choice.

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