James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Hans Rudolph Saabye, 15 August 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Hans Rudolph Saabye

15 August 1801, Copenhagen. Encloses list of American ships that passed the Sound between January and June. American trade to Copenhagen has been important and has found better market than anywhere else in northern Europe owing to lack of imports since British seizure of Danish West Indies. Encloses prices current. Danish government sent foreign minister Count von Bernstorff to Great Britain to negotiate differences, but when news of the Anglo-Russian convention arrived he left for home. Denmark has rejected the convention but will eventually have to accede, as it cannot sustain its principles without support.1 Encloses register of the ship Franklin, which was sold.

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