From William Riggin, 1 September 1805 (Abstract)
§ From William Riggin. 1 September 1805. “I have the honor to inclose you a copy of my respects of the 1st. July.
“The public opinion is now general that a war between this Country and France is inevitable; the army is now on the war establishment, and if credit can be given to common report hostilities may be daily expected to commence.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Trieste, vol. 1). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Riggin.