James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Bowdoin, 18 December 1805 (Abstract)

From James Bowdoin, 18 December 1805 (Abstract)

§ From James Bowdoin. 18 December 1805, Paris. “I had the honour to write to you very fully on the 7th. inst. by Capt. Jarvis of the brig dispatch a fast sailing vessell bound from Rochélle for Savannah in Georgia: I understand it is probable, that this Letter may reach Rochélle before Capt. Jarvis may have sailed, wch. gives me the oppty. to transmit to you this Govt.’s acco. of a late decisive victory obtained by the french over the Russian & Austrian-Armies.1 This being the hour for the departure of the Post.”

RC (DNA: RG 59, DD, Spain, vol. 9). 1 p.; docketed by Wagner.

1For the French defeat of the Russian and Austrian armies, see William Lee to JM, 7 Dec. 1805, and n. 1.

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