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I received from Major Hosgiil, who arrived here on the twenty first instant, the two letters which you did me the honor to write upon the thirteenth of October. I shall, in consequence, set off for London as soon as I possibly can. When last in thai city, I saw the Duke of Leeds twice at the French Ambassador s, and from some slight circumstances was induced to believe, that the British court are better disposed towards a connexion with the United States, than they were some eighteen months ago. The principal difficulty will, I imagine, arise from the personal character of the King, which is that of perseverance, and from the personal dislike, which he bears to his for mer subjects. I have the honor to be, &tc.
- Gouverneur Morris
- The Life of Gouverneur Morris With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers Vol. II., Jared Sparks, 1832