To Albert Gallatin
Thursday Morning. [5 October 1809]1
Mr. Smith has had an official conversation with Mr. Jackson, and is to see him again today at One OC. He is to be with me in the mean time at ½ after 10, when I wish you to join the consultation.
RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers). Docketed by Gallatin. For conjectural date, see n. 1.
1. The only Thursday falling between 3 Oct., when British minister Francis James Jackson presented his credentials to JM, and 9 Oct., when conversations with him were summarily ended, was 5 Oct. (Brant, Madison description begins Irving Brant, James Madison (6 vols.; Indianapolis and New York, 1941-61). description ends , 5:88; ASP description begins American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ... (38 vols.; Washington, 1832-61). description ends , Foreign Relations, 3:308).