Letter from James McKenzie to Charles Nisbet

Letter from James McKenzie to Charles Nisbet
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January 30, 1804

James McKenzie writes a letter to President Charles Nisbet expressing apprehension over a potential invasion of Great Britain by France, and the precautions taken against it. "Our fleets are as formidable as our armies, and watch the motions of the French so closely, that they cannot get out of their ports," as McKenzie explains. McKenzie also shares comments on news of a French defeat in the Caribbean. McKenzie notes that "it affords much please here at present to hear that the French have been obliged to evacuate St. Domingo, and that the remains of their army... have fallen into our hands."

In addition, McKenzie expresses sorrow at Nisbet's dissatisfaction with his position as President of Dickinson College and shares news regarding the Scottish church's local affairs. Transcript included.

Time Period: 
MC 2001.7, B1, F4
Gift of Mrs. Louise Chase Sisk