James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 8 February 1803

From Thomas Jefferson

Feb. 8. 1803.

Th: J. to J. M.

I had before heard this matter spoken of, but did not suppose it seriously intended. If there be any danger of it, the Secretary at war shall be desired to give orders at Màssac̀ & Fort Adams1 to stop them by force. But would it not be well to write to the Govr. of Kentucky to have the perso⟨ns⟩ arrested & bound to their good behavior or the peace?

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