James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Vans Murray, 1 July 1801 (Abstract)

§ From William Vans Murray

1 July 1801, Paris. No. 6. Encloses note from French commissioners refusing to agree to unconditional suppression of second article. “To you Sir I can say that I wish I had been authorised to subscribe to a joint abandonment of Treaties & indemnities. As claims, they will always be set off against each other by them; & I consider the cessation of their claim to Treaties as valuable.” Believes French will offer conditional ratification similar to that of U.S.

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