James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Eaton, 17 November 1801 (Abstract)

§ From William Eaton

17 November 1801, Tunis. Reports that the Philadelphia left Tunis for Gibraltar on 4 Oct., since when he has heard nothing of the squadron. Notes that the George Washington and the Peace and Plenty arrived in Algiers on 5 Oct. and “have been some days expected here; but the winds have been contrary.” Encloses copy of letter from Nissen [not found]. Seeks official decision on whether he may accept the “token of satisfaction” from the king of Denmark, referred to in second enclosure, in view of constitutional prohibitions. Encloses copy of the answer he sent to the board in the meantime.

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