James Madison Papers

To James Madison from William Pinkney, 12 May 1808

London. May 12th. 1808.


Lieut. Lewis left Town yesterday for Falmouth; but, an opportunity presenting itself of sending after him a Letter which is likely ⟨t⟩o arrive before the Sailing of the Osage, I avail myself of it to transmit to You (without however undertaking to determine that any Credit is due to the Intelligence) ⟨a⟩ Copy of a Communication received from ⟨G⟩uernsey by Mr. Canning; and to say that I had this Morning a private Audience of the Queen for the Purpose of delivering my ⟨L⟩etter of Credence, and that my Reception was perfectly Kind & satisfactory.

The Newspapers of last Evening & today are enclosed. I have the Honor to be, with sincere Esteem & the highest Consideration, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servant

Wm: Pinkney

DNA: RG 59--DD-Diplomatic Despatches, Great Britain.

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