James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Jarvis, 9 August 1806

Lisbon 9th. Aug. 1806


Since my last of the 19th. Ulto. which went by the Brig Maria, Captn. Carew of Alexa. nothing material in the Political World has transpired till the post of to day, which brings advice on the Authority of a private letter or two that the Preliminaries of Peace are Signed between France & Russia. What seems to countenance the report was Mr D’Oubrills going to Paris, but this may also have given rise to it. Time does not allow me to say more. With perfect Respect I have the honor to be Sir Yr. Mo. Ob. Servt.

William Jarvis

at 8 oClock pm.

I have opened this letter to ⟨advise⟩ that I have this moment heard ⟨that⟩ a Courier arrived at Massa from Paris the last night ⟨evening⟩ whic⟨h⟩ brings advice that Preliminaries of a General Peace ⟨were⟩ signed the 26 Ulto. in that Ci⟨ty⟩ Although I did not get the information via so direct a channel as ⟨im⟩plicit credit ought be given it, ⟨I⟩ have little doubt of its truth.

DNA: RG 59--CD--Consular Despatches, Lisbon.

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