James Madison Papers

From James Madison to William Eustis, 10 September 1812

To William Eustis


Sepr. 10. 1812

Dear Sir

I have but a moment to inclose you the letters from Govr: Scott & others.1 You will communicate to Mr. Monroe what has been done in that quarter. His presence will be useful in getting every thing into system & subordination. A failure in the mail does not allow me time to examine the Volunteer Act, with reference to a Majr. Genl’s Comission to Mr. Monroe. But I see no evil from risking the measure, which is not outweighed by the promised good. I shall set out on Saturday Morning, and hope to be in Washington early on Monday. Friendly respects

J. Madison

RC (PHi: Daniel Parker Papers).

1JM forwarded Charles Scott to JM, 25 Aug. 1812, with its enclosures, and John G. Jackson to JM, 31 Aug. and 4 Sept. 1812.

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