From Sylvanus Bourne, 10 August 1801
Consular Office US Amsm. Augt. 10 1801.
I embrace the earliest occasion which presents of forwarding you the inclosed from Mr. Murray as it conveys the pleasing intelligence of his having at length succeeded in bringing all matters to a close with France. I now indulge the hope that nothing else may arise to disturb the tranquillity of the U States during the existence of the War in Europe which I fear is not yet near its end. The negotiations are said to be much interrupted within a few days past—while the objects of Offence & defence reciprocally ⟨engross⟩ the attention of the two Parties. I have the honor to be sir all due respect Yr Ob Servt.