James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 20 March 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Rufus King

20 March 1802, London. No. 59. Reports that Bird, Savage, and Bird will send to the Treasury Department the accounts for the Tunisian present and encloses copies of his letters on shipment of the articles. Has had no word from Hargreaves since he left Algiers;1 in early February Eaton was temporarily in Leghorn for his health. Nothing decisive has occurred in the negotiations at Amiens, but public opinion indicates the treaty will be “speedily concluded” in light of “Accounts of Toussaints opposition in St. Domingo.” Bill on countervailing duties has passed the House of Commons as it was introduced and should be completed in a few days.

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