James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 10 April 1801

From Sylvanus Bourne, 10 April 1801

Consular Office U S A Amsm. April 10 1801


Inclosed I send you a continuation of the Leyden Gazette to this date.

It is here generally believed that the affairs between England & the North of Europe will be adjusted in a short time—while the Expectations of a general peace do not seem to have equal currency. In all due respect Sir Yr ob Hle. Sert.

Sylvs. Bourne

P. S. We just received the important news of the death of the Emperor Paul of Rus⟨sia⟩ Suceeded by Alexander I.

The British fleet is also said to have been repulsed in attacking Copenhagen with much loss. These events may operate a great Change in the affairs of Europe. Yrs. respectfully

S. Bourne

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