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To James Madison from Richard Forrest, 6 August 1810 (Abstract)

§ From Richard Forrest

6 August 1810, Washington. Proposes that he should go to Florida, posing as an ordinary tourist, seek information on the sympathies of the people, and prepare a secret report. Speaks of acquaintances already in Florida. “My plan would be, to hear and observe all that might be passing, & without expressing any opinion of my own.” Also suggests a method of passing on his information to Captain Smith at Fort Hawkins in Georgia.

Printed summary (Howard S. Mott Catalog No. 187 [Sheffield, Mass., 1968], item 106). According to the catalog, the letter is “2¼ pp., 4to” and docketed by JM.

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