James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John J. Murray, 14 March 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John J. Murray

14 March 1803, Glasgow. Encloses documents relating to the detention of the American ship Young Eagle at Leith,1 which may justify Murray’s 2 Mar. appointment of John Cassels of South Carolina as vice-consul at Leith and Edinburgh. Believes if an agent had been on the spot, “the inconveniencies & Vexations” complained of would have been prevented. The intelligence contained in the enclosed newspaper is so important he thinks it his duty to forward it.2 Notes that on 11 Jan. he forwarded the semiannual report of U.S. trade with the Glasgow district.

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