James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, March 1815

March 1815

the squadron might not proceed, in such force only as and suffice for a blockade; diminishing thus ⟨   ⟩ an entire disappt. as to the original objects. The reinforcing squadron or squadrons might follow as soon, as better estimates of the ⟨prospect⟩ shd. justify it.

I return you the communications by the F Fingal, with a couple of letters to me from Mr. Crawford, for your perusal. I have read the whole but slightly; but you may want them in your consultations.

The mail of this morning arrived without your correspondence with Baker. It brought in fact not even a newspaper. Of course the whole mail to Fredg. must have failed.

best wishes & respects

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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