Phila. 6th. May 1808.
After You read the enclosed hasty Scrawl, you will do me the Justice to Appreciate My disposition and Motive, and then put a Wafer in it, and Cause it, to be put in the post office for Tingey. I am not guided in any Action of My life, by half way measures, and I have pointed out A great Mistake, by the Editor of the N I, the Effects of Which, I have Seen here. My candor will Serve more than any other Course. Some members, who hate Clinton, as they passed through, Said, they must have him, Otherwise Arum⟨ ⟩ would be distroyed, that he was a friend to it, and a Navy &c &c &c. I have the honor to remain respectfully Truly & Sincerely Your Obt Sert
P S. If you do not choose to Send the Enclosed to Tingey, I have No Objections to Your keeping it
DLC: Papers of James Madison.