James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Jacob Barker, 24 February 1812

From Jacob Barker

New York 2d. Mo. 24. 1812

Esteemd friend

Thinking it probable that the Letter mail will reach Washington one day before the newspaper mail I enclose the Prince Regents Speech1 and beg leave to observe that I think from information recd. the British Government have determined to repeal their Orders in Council & that her minister Foster will Soon make a proposition to that effect. With esteem I am thy assurd friend

Jacob Barker

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For the prince regent’s speech, see George Joy to JM, 8 Jan. 1812, and n. 1.

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