My Dearest Friend
The Sec. of State has received a Duplicate No. 55 from Mr. A. dated The Hague Octr. 15 of which the following is an Extract.
"I received yesterday from Hamburg the Letter, which you did me the honour to write me on the 14th. of August, with a Duplicate of that dated July 21. The Copy of the proposed Treaty, between the United States and Great Britain, with the Act of the Senate relative to it which you mention to have sent me by a previous Opportunity has not yet reached me, nor any Newspapers from the Department of State later than the 30th of April."
"The Dispatches of which I have hereby acknowledged the Receipt were forwarded from Hamburg by Mr. Parish, who mentions that they were sent to him by Mr. Frazer, the English Minister at that Place, in consequence of orders from Lord Grenville. By the Superscription on the outward Cover of your Letters it appears, that Mr. Hammond was the Bearer of them from America. Immediately upon the Receipt of your last orders, I took measures preparatory to my Departure from London. The regular Communication between these Provinces and England being still interrupted I am obliged to go by way of Hamburg, or to take the Advantage
You see by the above that one of your sons is probably in England and the other in Holland. I transcribe it for you knowing and feeling your Anxiety.
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