James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Elias Vander Horst, 13 September 1805 (Abstract)

From Elias Vander Horst, 13 September 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Elias Vander Horst. 13 September 1805, Bristol. “On the other side is Duplicate of My last of the 28h. with PS of the 30h. Ulto. per the Maine, Cap. Rossiter, for New-York, since which I have not been honored with any of your favors.

“Enclosed I beg leave to hand you a few of our latest News-Papers, to which please be referred for what is now passing in this quarter of a Public nature. Politicks are so wrapped up in Intrigue & mystery here, that it is extremely difficult to m⟨a⟩;ke any calculation on them that can be depended on. My opinion on them however, is not materially alter’d’though there is at present certainly a much greater appearance of a war on the Continent taking place than there was a short time since, but all this may possibly have a more speedy termination than People in general expect. The weather for the Harvest still continues favorable, from which I conclude our Crops of grain will be tolerably good as the greate⟨r⟩; part is now Housed; many suppose them abundant but I am not one of that number—the Crops of Roots are fine & that of Potatoes in particular will be very ample.”

Adds in a postscript: “Enclosed is also a London Price Currt. of this date [not found].”

RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Bristol, vol. 2). 2 pp.

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