James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Bulkeley, 2 February 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Thomas Bulkeley

2 February 1802, Lisbon. Lists six enclosures, including copies of his correspondence with Almeida de Mello and a copy of Capt. Peleg Barker’s memorial, which will inform JM of “the seizure of two of our vessels by the Governor of Pará in the Amazons & of the treatment & confinement of their Crews on suspicion of contraband trade.” Has written John Murray & Son, underwriters of brig Aurora, and William L. Vandervort, owner of schooner Four Sisters, both of New York, suggesting they make claims against Portuguese government to be transmitted to him through JM.

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