From William Riggin, 20 September 1805 (Abstract)
§ From William Riggin. 20 September 1805. “I had this honor on the 1st. Inst, and have now that of inclosing to you an important state paper [not found], a few Copies of which have been distributed by this Government: it will explain to you fully how the affairs of Europe remain with regard to a renewal of hostilities. At the same time I must further remark to you that every thing in this neighborhood is on the War Establishment.”
RC (DNA: RG 59, CD, Trieste, vol. 1). 1 p. In a clerk’s hand, signed by Riggin.