James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Rufus King, 4 October 1801 (Abstract)

§ From Rufus King

4 October 1801, London. No. 37. Had expected to close negotiations on article 6 of the Jay treaty in time to forward result via Dawson, who is on the point of embarkation, but they are not yet concluded. Transmits instead a report of activities since his dispatch no. 32 [24 Aug.].1 Will not agree to any variations on or enlargements of the [1783] treaty of peace as this would only “lay the foundation of a future controversy.”

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