James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Hill, 23 May 1808

NewYork May 23d. 1808.


I have the honor to acquaint you that the ⟨C⟩ollector has fixed upon the Brig Hamlet for the proposed voyage to the ⟨B⟩razils. She is a vessel of 130 tons, and combines, I think, all the most ⟨e⟩ssential qualities required. The price agreed upon I understand is ⟨   ⟩3000, to have 60 lay days in both the ports to which she is destined, and ⟨to⟩ be ready to depart whenever noticed. I have the honor to be, Sir, with very great respect Your Mo. ob. Servt.

Henry Hill Jr.

DNA: RG 59—CD—Consular Despatches, San Salvador.

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