From John Armstrong
Paris 20 Sept. 1809.
I enclose a note just received from Lafayette which confirms my belief in the interest M. F.1 takes in our business. Lafayette is not in the secret of the invitation stated in my letter of the 18: but his friend appears to be privy to the wishes and intentions of the Minister.
I am very truly your most respectful & obedient humble servt
RC (DNA: RG 59, Diplomatic Despatches, France). Addressed to JM “By the Wasp.” Enclosure not found.
1. Joseph Fouché.