James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 22 December 1801

From Sylvanus Bourne, 22 December 1801

Consular Office of the US Decr. 22 1801


Inclosed I transmit you in course the Leyden Gazette of this date.

Some symptoms of discontent are said to have lately made their appearance in Paris among the late Generals of the french Armies who are now without employ—but it appears that means have been found to appease them & it is to be hoped that nothing further may arise of a nature calculated to interrupt the Work of peace—So necessary to all parties & Interests.

In this Country matters of Govt. go on Smoothly under the new Constitution which will insure political harmony while they wait for the definitive treaty to restore & restablish commercial prosperity. With the highest respect I am yr respectfull Svt.

S Bourne

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