James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, 9 August 1815

Aug. 9. 1815

Dear Sir

Another Mail has arrived without a word from or of Mr. C. I inclose a letter from J. P. T. which gives a better glimpse from London, than has otherwise appeard. I inclose another from Mr. C. which was not followed by the supplement contingently promised. The contents are inconsistent with the ordinary calculation of dates and events. But in the present period, nothing is incredible that is not impossible. Our ignorance of The cause and concomitant circumstances of a retreat so precipitate as to sacrifice 200 Cannon and of the strength & progress of the Royalists, makes it the more difficult to estimate the intelligence. Still such a reverse in such a space of time, would be a wonder without an example, but in the recent one exhibited in the downfal of Louis. Be so good as to return the 2 letters. Yrs

J. Madison

DLC: Papers of James Monroe.

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