25 Mar. 1807
Mar. 21. 07. at night, I learnt thro’ a letter from Bloomfield to mr Granger that Burr past Coweta Mar. 3. under guard of 10. men. calculating from 25. to 30. miles a day I supposed he would reach Cartersville from the 26th. to the 30th.
Mar. 22. being Sunday, & indisposed my self, I got the Atty Genl. to call on the heads of deptmts with a proposition to send immediately an intelligent person, whose zeal could be relied on, to Cartersville, there to await Burr & order him to be carried to Richmond. he reported to me in the evening their approbn.
Mar. 23. Monday spent in ineffectual endeavors to find a proper person.
24. Mr. Ford was employed, & set out with proper orders.
25. he met Burr at night at Fredsbg., & turned him back to Richmond. the same afternoon the Atty Genl. left Washington for Richmond.
DLC: Burr Conspiracy Collection.