James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 21 May 1802 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

21 May 1802, Leghorn. No. 6. Acknowledges JM’s letter enclosing the 6 Feb. act for the protection of the commerce and seamen of the U.S.1 Encloses a copy of his dispatch no. 8 “& cannot imagine how it miscarried.”2 Has received no word from Barbary or about U.S. warships since his last dispatch. “I have kept myself in readiness to embark at a moments warning ever since the arrival of Comodore Dale in this sea, consequently will not detain Comodore Truxton four hours should he call or send for me before he proceeds before Tripoli which I most devoutly hope he may think necessary.”

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