From James Monroe
Baltimore March 22. 93.
This will be presented you by Judge Symes of the western territory, with whom I served in the former-Congress and whom I deem a sensible and honest man. He was of service in repelling the attack upon the Missisippi in 1786 by Gardoqui and company. As he is well acquainted with the affairs of that country I have thought it might be useful for you to know him.
We arrived here last night, the roads having almost exhausted ourselves and horses. We stay to day and move on tomorrow early.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 25 Mch. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.
For what Monroe perceived as the attack upon the Mississippi growing out of negotiations on the navigation of that river between Secretary for Foreign Affairs John Jay and Spanish representative Diego de Gardoqui in 1786, see Monroe to TJ, 19 Aug. 1786, and note.