James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Daniel Parker, [ca. 1 September] 1813

To Daniel Parker

[ca. 1 September 1813]

It seems advisable in the present State of military affairs in the Southern Quarter, to charge Majr. Genl. Pinkny with the expedition agst. the Hostile Indians; leaving1 the proper arrangements during his absence on that Service. He may be informed also of the misconduct of the Spanish Govr. at Pensacola,2 and instructed to make the representations on the subject most likely to prevent a repetition of it.


RC (PHi: Daniel Parker Papers). Undated; unaddressed. Docketed by Parker, with his note: “The President’s Instruction relative to Genl. Pinckney / Sept.” Recipient identified and conjectural date assigned on the basis of Parker’s docket and the assumption that this was the note “for the Dept. of War” enclosed in JM to James Monroe, 1 Sept. 1813.

1JM crossed out “making” and interlined “leaving” here.

2For the “misconduct” of Mateo González Manrique, governor of West Florida, see Harry Toulmin to JM, 13 Aug. 1813, and n. 1.

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