James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Alexander J. Dallas, 8 May 1815

8 May 1815

Dear Sir.

I send inclosed a report in the case of Mr. Eustaphieve, the Russian Consul at Boston. The documents are recited verbatim in the report, and, therefore, I do not trouble you with them. I preferred a recital, to a reference, that all who read the report, should distinctly understand the facts, without being forced to examine the evidence. It appears to me to be a most flagrant case. I submit to you, however, whether it will not be better, considering the European revolution, to act in the manner the most delicate towards ⟨the Emperor⟩, referring to his justice the punishment of the offender, instead of annulling, at once, the Consul’s ⟨exequatur⟩. Mr. Monroe will give it the turn of a compliment to the master, without allowing the servant to escape.

I will attend to your instructions relative to Mr Jefferson’s Library. I am, Dr Sir, most respectfully & faithfully, Yrs

A. J. Dallas


Index Entries