James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 17 March 1803

From Thomas Jefferson

Monticello Mar. 17. 1803.

Dear Sir

Your’s of the 10th. is recieved and I now inclose a letter to the Secretary of the navy, which be pleased to seal & deliver after perusal.1 I think not a moment should be lost in forwarding the stores to Algiers, as it is of im⟨po⟩rtance to keep those powers quiet. Might it not be useful to propose to the Dey with a year’s annuity in stores to recieve another year’s in money? The answer from the Intendant of New Orleans was not unexpected to me; and I question whether any thing moves him but the shipment to Spain. Accept my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

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