§ To Thomas Jefferson
12 April 1804, Washington. “Inclosed herewith are the letters last recd from Mr. Pinkney,1 with some communications from the Mediterranean, and from the Comissrs. under the 7th. art: of the British Treaty.2 The capture by Capt: Preble was in some respects very apropos;3 but is there not danger that it may give umbrage to the Grand Seignor?” Adds in a postscript: “Not knowing the address of Derrieux, I take the liberty of inclosing it. The address can be ascertained doubtless among some of his friends about Charlotesville.”
RC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). 1 p.; docketed by Jefferson as received 16 Apr.
1. These were probably Pinckney to JM, 12 Dec. 1803 and 10 and 24 Jan. 1804 (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (7 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986–). description ends , 6:161–62, 332–33, 379–83).