James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Henry Hill Jr., 17 August 1805 (Abstract)

From Henry Hill Jr., 17 August 1805 (Abstract)

§ From Henry Hill Jr. 17 August 1805, Havana. “The above is duplicate of my respects of the 13th. currt which I confirm.

“Having replied to His Excellencys note above refered to, and recd. an answer wh⟨ich⟩; leaves the business open to a further corr⟨es⟩;pondence, it is not yet brought to a conclusion. I therefore defer going into the detail of a business which must excite in you considerabl⟨e⟩; surprize and astonishment, and perhaps regret, before I have it in my power to communicate the result; which must now be known in a day or two.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, CD, Havana, vol. 1). RC 2 pp.; written at the foot of a duplicate of Hill to JM, 13 Aug. 1805; docketed by Wagner as received 12 Sept. The enclosure (1 p.; docketed by Wagner) is a duplicate copy of the marqués de Someruelos to Hill, 13 Aug. 1805, which was also enclosed in Hill’s 13 Aug. letter.

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