Copy letter from William Pitt to Henry Addington responding to 0860d, expressing himself so firmly decided on the matter previously discussed [his possible return to office? - see 0860f] that there would be no point in further consultation.

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Bromley HiIl Apr.l 13th 1803. [[underline]] Copy [[/underline]] My Dear Sir I will certainly be at your orders at the time you mention tomorrow if you continue anxious to the end; but I can have nothing to add to the explicit statement I have already made to you of my general Ideas; & as you already know the [[underline]] only ground [[/underline]] on which I can entertain any further discussion on the subject on which we conversed, I trust you will not think it necessary to give yourself any further trouble upon it, unless after consulting your colleagues you feel it advisable on [[underline]] those grounds [[/underline]] to recommend that step being taken from the Highest quarter which I have felt it my duty to represent as an indispensable preliminary to my intering in the formation of any Plan of arrangement. As my opinion on this point cannot admit of alteration, it would be fruitless to resume our discussion if you entertain on your part any Idea of its proceeding on any other Basis. Sign'd (W. Pitt) The Right Hon.ble Henry Addington


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