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To George Washington from Timothy Pickering, 6 February 1797

Monday Feby 6. 1797.

The Secretary of State has the honor to inclose a letter of Oct. 16. received this day from Mr Adams at the Hague.

The following passage is in a letter recd this day from the Consul of the U. States at Falmouth in England, dated Novr 26th.

"A vessel arrived to-day from Lisbon, and the master reports that at Madrid the populace would not permit Lord Bute to-depart, and that the Spanish and French ministers at Madrid had been insulted. I have no other authority than the master of the ship, who says further that the House of the Spanish minister was burnt, but I can hardly think its true."

No letters from Mr King or any others of our ministers.

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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