§ From Anthony Merry
27 April 1805, Washington. “War having been declared on the Part of His Catholic Majesty against Great-Britain on the 12th. December last, I have the Honor, Sir, to transmit to you enclosed a printed Copy of the Declaration made by the King my Master in Consequence of that Event.”1
RC (DNA: RG 59, NFL, Great Britain, vol. 3). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Merry; docketed by Wagner, with his note: “with a copy of the declaration respecting the War with Spain.”
1. The enclosure has not been found, but for the 24 Jan. 1805 British declaration of war with Spain, see Annual Register for 1805, 608–15.