James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Robert R. Livingston, 15 March 1802

From Robert R. Livingston

Paris 15th. March 1802

Dear Sir

After closing my packet I recd the note of which the within is a copy.1 It amounts to nothing, but it must serve to keep me quiet a few days longer—till they see what turn the business takes at Amiens which becomes more & more doubtful. The bad news from St Domingo also renders it necessary to keep us in suspence. I have already expressed my fear that American property in the Islands will not be very safe & the passage in le Clerks Letter relative to the powder & Arms may serve as an apology.2 I am dear Sir with the most respectful consideration Your Most Obt hum: Servt

Robt. R Livingston

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