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To James Madison from James Monroe, [22 August 1814]

From James Monroe

[22 August 1814]

The enemy are advanced six miles on the road to the wood Yard, and our troops retiring. Our troops were on the march to meet them, but in too small a body to engage. General W. proposes to retire, till he can collect them in a body. The enemy are in full march for Washington. Have the materials prepared to destroy the bridges.

J Monroe

You had better remoove the records.

J M

Tr (DNA: RG 233, Committee Reports and Papers, 13A–D15.3). Undated; conjectural date assigned based on internal evidence.

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