James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 5 June 1801

From Sylvanus Bourne

Consular Office of the U States
of America Amsm
. June 5 1801


The hopes of a peace between France & England which had been inspired by the late correspondence between those two nations seem daily to become more feeble—& leave just grounds to apprehend that a new resort to arms will be made—for deciding the unhappy contest in Europe. The political face of which appears now as little susceptible of a just delineation as at any former period of the War.

That peace & harmony with the enjoyment of civil & political Liberty may long be the happy Lot of our Country is the ardent Wish of your respectfull & devoted Servt

S: Bourne

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