Washington June 25. 07. 5 H—30’ P.M.
I am sorry to be obliged to hasten your return to this place, & pray that it may be without a moment’s avoidable delay. the capture of the Chesapeak by a British ship of war renders it necessary to have all our council together. the mail is closing. Affectionate salutations.
NHi: Papers of Albert Gallatin.