From James Monroe
Washington July 22d. 1818.
I shall not be able to get from this place so soon as I expected. You well know how much is to be attended to at such a time preparatory to my departure from the city. I send you a copy of my letter to Genl Jackson,1 which will unfold to you, our views on the whole subject. I wish you to shew this paper, & the Russian document to Mr Jefferson, in confidence, when you see him. Your friend
1. For Monroe’s letter to Andrew Jackson, 19 July 1818, explaining the grounds of his decision to evacuate the Spanish posts taken by Jackson, and his reply to the Spanish minister, Luis de Onís, see Smith et al., Papers of Andrew Jackson, 4:224–28.