Washington April 11. 1815.
I send you a sketch of a letter, of instructions to our commissrs. to treat with the dey of Algiers, & a project of a letter from you to the Dey; to be used, if they find it expedient so to do. I send a blank paper for your signature, to be substituted to that sent, should you deem alterations in it necessary.
I send you also a copy of two letters to Genl. Pinckney respecting the slaves which we claim under the treaty, with Mr Bakers answer to mine concerning the sale of slaves in the W. Indies, and on the construction of the first article of the treaty.
Another packet contains a communication from Mr. Adams to Mr Rush, which at his request I forward to you, to be returnd after perusal.
I do not think that I shall be able to get from this place till abt the last of next weak. Mrs. Monroe is much better, but very weak & delicate in her health, not able to bear bad roads & accomodations. We are glad to hear of Mrs Madison’s recovery Respectfully & affecy yours
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.