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To James Madison from John Mitchell, 21 May 1803 (Abstract)

§ From John Mitchell

21 May 1803, Le Havre. Wrote JM on 15 May1 via Boston that Livingston and Monroe had ordered him to arrange passage for a “Special Messenger with Dispatches.” Has engaged the brig Enterprize, Captain Wilcox, bound for New York, to carry Hughes and the dispatches. Feels “particular pleasure” that his first official act is “to transmitt a Treaty of so great importance” which “will afford so much satisfaction to evry individual Attatched to our Country.” Has drawn on JM for $140 for Hughes’s passage.

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