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From James Madison to John Armstrong, [ca. 4 February 1814]

To John Armstrong

[ca. 4 February 1814]

J. M wishes a conversation on this proposal of Genl. M. & on the recent one of General Taylor, when it will be most convenient for the Secretary of War, to call for the purpose.1

RC (PHi: Daniel Parker Papers). Undated; conjectural date assigned based on evidence in n. 1.

1On 24 Jan. 1814 John Mason returned to Armstrong letters from Virginia militia Brig. Gen. Robert B. Taylor regarding the exchange of “American Prisoners held on board the Enemys fleet in the chesapeak” (DNA: RG 107, LRRS, M-265:7). Mason wrote Armstrong again on 3 Feb. 1814, requesting instructions on another proposed exchange (ibid., M-276:7).

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