James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Loughton Smith, 18 March 1801 (Abstract)

§ From William Loughton Smith

18 March 1801, Lisbon. Relays news from England of George III’s illness and Prussian hostility against Great Britain. Observes that Portuguese now are less hopeful of receiving British aid either in peace negotiations or military preparations. Portugal “seems abandd. to its fate, like Leghorn, Naples &c.”

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