move every doubt from the Presidents mind relative to the Hammada Bashaws intentions.
Whether a truce should be concluded for one or twelve months, I respectfully request his Excelcy the President to have the goodness to mention the period in his letter to the Bashaw of Tunis, which I hope to have the honor to bear, in answer to one I delivered him on my arrival and that a duplicate of any agreement that may take place, signed and sealed by the contracting parties may he inclosed therein in order to prevent the possibility of misunderstanding each other.
With heartfelt regret I shall leave this Country while our affairs wear so inauspicious a complexion, but I am bound to obey the commands of my master: that depended on me, I have already done, at present nothing remains but to await the events.
I have the honor
Sidi Suliman Mallimalli
City Washington March 8th 1807
[To] Hon. James Madison