Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 29 November 1806

29 Nov 1806

that whilst the public force was acting strictly on the defensive, & merely to protect our Citizens from aggression, the criminal attempts, of private individuals to decide for their Country the question of peace or war, by commencing active & unauthozed hostilities, ought to be promply and effectually suppressed

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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