From Elias Vanderhorst, 3 October 1801
Bristol Octr. 3d. 1801.
Since my last of the 12th. Ultmo. with News Papers &c. The Warren, Via New-York, I have been without any of your favors.
I have now the pleasure of enclosing you some ⟨of o⟩ur latest Papers, and a Letter from Mr. King, to which I beg ⟨le⟩ave to refer you; by which you will find that Preliminaries ⟨of⟩ Peace are Just Signed between this Governt. & that of ⟨Fr⟩ance, which I flatter myself will shortly be productive of ⟨P⟩eace, not only to the two Countries but to the rest of the World, ⟨o⟩n the Prospect of which, I beg leave most sincerely to con⟨g⟩ratulate you. The terms have not yet transpired, but ⟨I a⟩m informed (and I think from good authority) that this ⟨Co⟩untry is to retain the Cape of Good-Hope & the Island ⟨of⟩ Ceylon, but Egypt and Malta are to be restored to their ⟨fo⟩rmer owners. At Present I can learn nothing more ⟨th⟩at I think worthy of Credit. Enclosed is also a London ⟨Pr⟩ice Currt. but the Prices in it will Probably soon undergo ⟨ve⟩ry material alterations. I am in much Haste, but with ⟨m⟩uch respect, most truly, Sir, Your most obed. Servt.
Elias Vander Horst