James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Leander Cathcart, 26 August 1802 (Abstract)

§ From James Leander Cathcart

26 August 1802, Leghorn. Submits for the president’s decision a plan to coerce Yusuf Pasha of Tripoli to agree to a permanent treaty with the U.S. and “perpetual protection” for his brother Hamet by threatening him with the “use of such means as God had already placed in our hands … join’d to our influence at the sublime Port.” Encloses William Eaton’s letter to him of 12 July “with my addition to it which I have made circular” as well as another from Algiers given to him by Appleton. Has received no other news from Barbary worth mentioning.

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