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To James Madison from William Pinkney, 14 January 1808

London, Jany. 14th. 1808

Sir,

The Letters herewith enclosed, marked in red Ink No. 2. 3. 31. 32. 34. 35. & 36, were found on board the American Schooner Hope lately captured on a Voyage from Bourdeaux to New York by an English Privateer. They were brought into the high Court of ⟨A⟩dmiralty with the other Letters & Papers found on board the captured Vessel; ⟨a⟩nd upon my Application to Mr. Canning have just been sent to me from ⟨Do⟩wning Street. The other three Letters were delivered to me a few Days ⟨s⟩ince by Genl Lyman. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Consideration Sir. Your most Obedient Hble Servant

Wm: Pinkney

DNA: RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.

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