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To James Madison from Albert Gallatin, 11 October 1812

From Albert Gallatin

Sunday evening Ocr. 11. 1812

Dear Sir

The exchange of places which you suggested1 would, in my opinion, have a most salutary effect on the conduct of the war: but, on mature reflection, I apprehend that it would not satisfy public opinion and would be more liable to criticism than almost any other course that could be adopted. Respectfully Your’s

Albert Gallatin

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1The details of this proposed change have not been found, but it may have involved Monroe’s replacing Eustis in the War Department (Brant, Madison description begins Irving Brant, James Madison (6 vols.; Indianapolis and New York, 1941–61). description ends , 6:120).

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