The enclosed was handed to me by Mr. Swift, who informd me that he had recd. it from Mr. Daschkoff, without being instructed to presentit here.
He read me an extract from Mr. Ds letter stating that the passage in the message, giving information to Congress that the Russian mediation had been declind in the first instance, gave him the first intelligence of the fact.
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.