James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, 18 October 1813

To James Monroe

Ocr. 18. 1813

Dear Sir

I have just recd. the gratifying confirmation of the late accts. from L. Ontario, with the important addition from Harrison of the 5th. inst: These successive events will be deeply felt by the Creeks & other Southern Indians, but not in time to prevent the sequel of the disaster at Fort Mimms or the heavy expence occasioned by the preparations for the Creek war.

I shall soon be on the road for W. Communications put into the mail after Wednesday will not be here before I set out. Those forwarded on that day will reach me. Be so good as to have the post office at Washington apprized of this, with a request that they will retain whatever may be addressed to me, & cannot be forwarded by the mail of Wednesday. Affece. respects

J. Madison

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers). Docketed by Monroe.

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