London 6th Octr: 1815
The Manifold Writer, which I seldom use, except with the aid of another Machine called a Copyist, is useful on particular occasion; and I wonder that it is not more used. An objection to it is however seen in the enclosed; the first half dozen lines of which being obscure, I shall transcribe at the foot of this letter.
There is nothing here, worth communicating, that you will not see in the public prints. These will inform you that the fire of pure royalty is not yet extinguished; that in the Netherlands, as well as in Spain, there is a Contest in favor of the infallibility of the Church; but as it appears by the speech of the Minister of the interior given in the Brussells paper of the 3rd. and the Chronicle of this Morning, that a protestant King has arisen "who is the Representative of the divinity on earth",--may we not hope that the Millennium is at hand? Always very faithfully Dear Sir Yours
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.