James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 15 August 1801

From Sylvanus Bourne, 15 August 1801

Consular Office of US Amsterdam Augt. 15 1801


Nothing very material has occurred on the political Theatre of Europe since I last did myself the honor to address you.

The great trial ballance of the ⟨Accots.⟩ open between the several States which compose Europe seems to meet with many obstacles in the adjustment & it is within a few days reported that all converse on this subject between F & E has again ceased.

If the claims of humanity had ⟨even⟩ weight in the solution of national Interests the prospect of peace woud be enhanced. I am with great Respect Yr Ob Servt.

S: Bourne

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