James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Divie Bethune, 17 October 1808

Newyork 17th. Octor. 1808.


By last mail I had ⟨the⟩ pleasure of forwarding four packages to your adress, which had been committed to my care by Mr. Pinckney in London.

When I parted with Mr. Pinckney on the 7th. ulto. he said, ’Should you be detained some days at Falmouth I expect to forward You another very important dispatch care of Mr. Fox."

The packet was not detained, & no additional dispatch came to hand before I sailed. The Ships Volunteer & Algol were to leave London for Philadelphia about the 20th. Septemr. When I left Falmouth on the Morning of the 13th no news of the arrival of the Schooner Hope from France had been received. I remain Most Respectfully Sir, Your obt. Hble St

Divie Bethune

DNA: RG 59—ML—Miscellaneous Letters.

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