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In England when he wrote this letter, Ellsworth had been appointed by President John Adams to serve on a diplomatic delegation with Patrick Henry and William R. Davie to negotiate a treaty with Napoleon. In this letter he appears to refer to said treaty.
Bath Mar 17 1801 My dear Sir, The execution of the 2d. Article makes the instrument rather worse for us, as it leaves more room for France to claim anteriority in the point of interference. And I think it most likely that she will accede to the alteration. Yours very sincenerly O. Ellsworth
South West England (region)
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Oliver Ellsworth, Bath, England, France, foreign relations, treaty, letter, 1801
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