Under existing circumstances the call of the militia seems to be warranted Colo. Clinch seems Not to suspect Hambly of any agency in Promoting the hostility of the Seminoles. Gaines, does, & I think there is some reason for Keeping a vigilant eye upon him. The measures which are contemplated will bring things to an issue. Under Present appearances this is believed to be desirable. Should orders be given to carry them into execution without delay? It is probable that it will be done before the orders can be Recd.
Wm. H Crawford
DLC: Papers of James Madison.