James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 25 April 1802 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

25 April 1802, Leghorn. No. 4. “The enclosed extracts from my correspondence & Mr. Eatons dispatches will inform you of our actual position, every thing seems to be in a train to promise apparently a satisfactory conclusion to this war which I assure you envolves serious consequences ’tho visibly it is of little moment. I have before observed that Tunis and Algiers have their eyes fix’d on Tripoli to know how far their depredations will be tollerated; & you may depend Sir the manner we conclude with that Regency will be the criterion from which the other Regencys will take precedent & example.”

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