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To James Madison from John Armstrong, 10 January 1810

From John Armstrong

Jan. 10 1810.

Dear Sir,

In the haste in which I now write, I can do no more than acknowlege the receit of your letter by M. fenwick,1 and renew my request,2 that a ship of some kind be sent for me so as to reach France, & the port of Havre if possible, from the 1st. to the 15 of April next.

As London is the theatre of the preliminary Negociation on foot between France & England, Mr. Pinkney will keep you advised of it’s progress. Like other attempts of the same kind, it will come to nothing. With the highest respect, I am Sir, Your Most Obedient & ever faithful servt.

John Armstrong

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Letter not found.

2Armstrong had asked JM to send “a ship Armed or unarmed … for me in the spring” (Armstrong to JM, 18 Sept. 1809, PJM-PS description begins Robert A. Rutland et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Presidential Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1984-). description ends , 1:383).

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