[on or before 5 Dec. 1805]
I had forgot in my last to mention the arrival at n york of General Miranda. This event forms a link in Burrs Manouevres. His instructions like those of Burr come from the same source…the same plans, or others Similar in their tendency are to Be offer’d to you…Be careful; although ostensibly directed against a Foreign Power, the distruction of our Government, Your ruin and the material injury of the atlantic states are their true object
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.