James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 9 May 1802 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

9 May 1802, Leghorn. No. 5. Has not heard from “Barbary” but supposes Eaton persuaded Hamet to remain at Malta until the U.S. naval squadron arrives with instructions from the president. Has been informed that the Enterprize arrived “with dispatches at Gibraltar” and immediately went in search of the Boston, “who I presume is off Tripoli, but this is only conjecture as I have not been favor’d with a line from Captn. McNiel since his arrival.” Encloses “all the information I am at prest. master of.”

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