James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Sylvanus Bourne, 29 April 1802

From Sylvanus Bourne, 29 April 1802

Consular Office of USA, Amsterdam April 29h. 1802


The Continuance of that afflicting dispensation of Providence in my family; of which I gave you an Account in my letter by Mr. Meyer a few days past, Still prevents me from giving a due attention to the Object of your favour of the 25 January, & must be my apology for any apparent neglect. I hope it may please Heaven Soon to restore my friend & partner to the possession of her reason & health, which will give a calmness & serenity to my mind & enable me to attend with propriety to every part of my official duties, among which a Compliance with your Directions is held in the highest regard by Yr Ob Servt.

S. Bourne

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