From Sylvanus Bourne
Consular Office of the U States
of America Amsm. June 5 1801
The hopes of a peace between France & England which had been inspired by the late correspondence between those two nations seem daily to become more feeble—& leave just grounds to apprehend that a new resort to arms will be made—for deciding the unhappy contest in Europe. The political face of which appears now as little susceptible of a just delineation as at any former period of the War.
That peace & harmony with the enjoyment of civil & political Liberty may long be the happy Lot of our Country is the ardent Wish of your respectfull & devoted Servt