James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne (Abstract), 8 June 1805

§ From Sylvanus Bourne

8 June 1805, Amsterdam. “Having esteemed it to be my duty to take official notice of the late change which has been effected in the Govt of this Country in conformity to custom in like cases & as affording an opportunity to renew the assurances of the friendly disposition of our Country towards the Batavian Republick, I have the honor to inclose you copies of the communications which have passed between the Govt & myself on this subject & which I hope may meet your approbation.”1

Adds in a postscript that he is also sending the bound Leiden Gazette for 1804.

RC and enclosures (DNA: RG 59, CD, Amsterdam, vol. 1). RC 1 p.; docketed by Wagner as received 12 Sept. For enclosures (3 pp.; docketed by Wagner as received in Bourne’s 8 June dispatch), see n. 1.

1The enclosures are copies of Bourne to Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, 28 May 1805, congratulating him on his being named head of the Batavian Republic, and Schimmelpenninck’s reply (undated; in French), expressing thanks for Bourne’s letter.

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