James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 6 November 1801 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

6 November 1801, Leghorn. No. 13. Transmits dispatches received on 5 Nov. from Eaton and duplicates of earlier ones already forwarded. Is distressed at news from Eaton that U.S. squadron had gone to Gibraltar and left enemy coast unguarded; hopes at least one frigate will have returned. U.S. citizens trading at Leghorn complain of lack of protection, no warship having appeared at Leghorn since the beginning of the war. Impatiently awaits instructions from the president.

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