From James Monroe
Highland Sepr 27. 1818
The enclosed from Mr Rush,1 will give you a view of our present relations with England. Retain them till we meet, which I expect will be next week. The meeting of the visitors, is to be, I understand, then, in which, we shall expect to see you, if not we shall have the pleasure of se[e]ing you at your own house as we go to Washington, which we propose doing next week. We hope that you are all in good health. With great respect & sincere regard yours
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. Monroe enclosed Richard Rush’s 25 July 1818 dispatch to John Quincy Adams, describing conversations he had had with Lord Castlereagh on the establishment of a renegotiation of the commercial relations of the United States and Great Britain (ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States.… (38 vols.; Washington, 1832–61). description ends , Foreign Relations, 4:374–75), and Rush to Adams, 25 July 1818, laying out in detail the policy of Great Britain concerning Spain and its relations with its Spanish colonies in South America, especially the eventuality of a mediation between them under the auspices of the great European powers (Manning, Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Concerning the Independence of the Latin-American Nations, 3:1443–445).