James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Kirkpatrick, 31 March 1803 (Abstract)

§ From William Kirkpatrick

31 March 1803, Málaga. Transmits a duplicate of his 16 Mar. letter and encloses a copy of a 16 Mar. letter “just received” from O’Brien with news of the French peace with Algiers.1 Presumes JM has been informed of the 23 Mar. arrival at Gibraltar of Commodore Morris in the Chesapeake, accompanied by the New York, John Adams, and Enterprize. Believes they returned to Gibraltar for provisions. In response to a 22 Mar. 1802 request, sent Pinckney an account of U.S. exports and imports in American vessels for the year ending March 1803, which is “as exact a Statement as it is possible considering that no law exist[s] to oblige the Captains to present their Manifest before their departure to the Consuls.” Encloses a copy [not found] to acquaint JM with the extent of American trade to Málaga.

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