Notes on a Cabinet Meeting
|Oct. 4.||Present Secretaries of State, Treasury, War.|
|will it be adviseable for forcible possn of N. Orleans to be taken, if refused. unanimous it will.|
|should we now prepare force, so as to have it ready the moment Congress authorises it? unan. it will.|
|what force? 400. regulars from F. Adams, 100. do. from Chickasaw bluffs & Massac, 500. militia of Mis. tery. boatmen & sailors.|
MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 131:22677); entirely in TJ’s hand; follows, on same sheet, Notes on a Cabinet Meeting of 16 July.