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To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1807

Sunday Feb. 1. 07.

Th: J. to Mr. Madison

The more I consider the letter of our Ministers in London the more seriously it impresses me. I believe the sine qua non we made is that of the nation, and that they would rather go on without a treaty than with one which does not settle this article. Under this dilemma, and at this stage of the business, had we not better take the advice of the Senate? I ask a meeting at 11. oclock tomorrow to consult on this question.

DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.

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