James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Mitchell, 14 June 1803

From John Mitchell, 14 June 1803

Havre 14th. June 1803


I have the Honor to transmitt you duplicate of Dispatches from our Minister at Paris, which I received this day. Original together with Copy of the Treaty with france, is in Charge of Mr. Jay of New York Who I expect will leave this in a few days, on board the Ship Oliver Ellsworth Cap Henry for NYork. The entrance of this port is guarded by British frigats. They have stoped; several Neutral Vessells bound here. In the Nomber is the Ship Providence, Captain Waterson from Charleston and the Brig Diana under What pretence I have not heard both are Under American Colours. Two other American Vessells one from Bosto⟨n⟩ the other from NYork were Visited & suffered to pass: haveing first opened and examin⟨ed⟩ their Letters. Permitt Me to repeat My request of being Confirmed in the Appointment I now hold under the recomend⟨ation⟩ of Mr. Livingston & Mr. Monroe of Commercial Agent for this Place, & rely on my Zele & Attention & believe Me with perfect respe⟨ct⟩ Sir, Your very Obd. Servt.,

John Mitchell

Mr. Hughes left this in the Bg. Experiment for NYork the 23d. May, charged with the orignal of the Treaty.

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