§ From Frederick Jacob Wichelhausen
17 April 1801, Bremen. Transmits duplicate of his 8 Apr. letter. On 12 Apr. eight hundred Prussian troops arrived to be quartered in Bremen. The king of Prussia has promised citizens no injury will come to constitution and commerce of the city. A fourteen-week armistice has been concluded between the British and Danes during which differences should be resolved; Russian czar, by opening his ports to British, has shown he is not averse to reconciliation. Assumes Prussia will soon withdraw its troops from Bremen.