James Madison Papers

To James Madison from James Monroe, 4 September 1816

Sepr. 4. 1816.

Dear Sir

I sent you a Sketch of a reply to the French minister, subject to your correction, to be forwarded afterwards to Mr Graham. If the offer is discussd with him, there will be no end to it, & we shall lose ground in every step. He must I think be a little alarm’d by adverting to the fate of Jackson, and Genet. Unless some tone is taken, all hope of indemnity is lost. I infer from yours, that this is also your opinion.

I will forward soon, a sketch of an answer to Mr Daschkoff. To minor objects I will afterwards attend.

Mr Jefferson, mentiond to me, on Monday that he expected you up, notwithstanding the particular object had failed. With affecte. reqard

Jas. Monroe

DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.

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