James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Ebenezer Stevens, 12 July 1802 (Abstract)

§ From Ebenezer Stevens

12 July 1802, New York. Knowing that the U.S. government often has occasion to send supplies to the Mediterranean, offers the use of “a Ship of 290 Tons, a New & fine Vessel, which the owners are desirous should have a freight for the Meditaranean.” Asks JM to communicate this offer to secretary of the navy. “I have been defeated in being able to purchase a required Cargoe for this vessel & My only chance of now getting her there, is by a freight.” Thanks JM for the “friendly Civilities I recd. from yourself & family while in your City.”

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