James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Lee, 22 April 1804 (Abstract)

§ From William Lee

22 April 1804, Bordeaux. “My last official respects were under date of the 11 inst.1and the day before yesterday I had the honor to address you a private letter in answer to yours by Lieutenant Leonard. The present is merely to enclose the copy of a letter I have this day recd. from our Consul at Marseilles.”2

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Bordeaux, vol. 2). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 30 June. For enclosure, see n. 2.

2The enclosure is a copy of Stephen Cathalan Jr. to Lee, 17 Apr. 1804 (1 p.; docketed by Wagner), reporting rumors that Tunis had declared war on the U.S.

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