James Madison Papers

Richard O’Brien to William Kirkpatrick, 16 August 1802 (Abstract)

§ Richard O’Brien to William Kirkpatrick

16 August 1802, Algiers. Describes the French response to demands made on them by the dey and the state of relations between Algiers and Great Britain, “the Dons” of Spain, and Portugal, and suggests that the dey might next direct his aggressions against the Scandinavian countries or the United States. Asks to have his letter forwarded to JM.

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Málaga, vol. 1). 3 pp.; docketed by Brent. Cited as a missing enclosure in Kirkpatrick to JM, 10 Sept. 1802, 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 , 3:567. RC is a variant copy of O’Brien to JM, 16 Aug. 1802, ibid., 3:494–96.

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