James Madison Papers

To James Madison from George Joy, 29 May 1809 (Abstract)

§ From George Joy

29 May 1809, London. Repeats a rumor [mentioned in a postscript to a 24 May letter to JM] that the British cabinet considered accepting the Erskine agreement, but the king rejected it on the ground that he was “personally insulted.” Encloses copy of a six-page letter Joy sent anonymously to Canning which is critical of the foreign secretary’s American policy.

RC and enclosure (DLC). RC 2 pp.; enclosure 6 pp. Forwarded by the U.S. consul at Bristol. Postmarked: “New-York Jul 21.” Enclosure partly in a clerk’s hand.

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