Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815.
TO THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Dear Sir It was long desirable that an Expose of the causes and character of the War between the U. S. & G. B.1 should remedy the mischief produced by the Declaration of the Prince Regent & other misstatements which had poisoned the opinion of the world on the subject. Since the pacification in Europe & the effect of that and other occurrences in turning the attention of that quarter of the World towards the U. S. the antidote became at once more necessary & more hopeful. It was accordingly determined soon after the meeting of Congs. that a correct & full view of the War, should be prepared & made public in the usual Demiofficial form. The commencement of it was however somewhat delayed by the probability of an early termination of the Negotiations at Ghent, either, in a peace, or in a new epoch particularly inviting a new appeal to the neutral public.
The long suspension of intelligence from our Envoys, & the critical state of our affairs at home, as well as
1 “An Exposition of the causes and character of the War.” It may be found in Annals of Cong., 13th Cong., vol. iii., p. 1416.
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- James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815.
- Contributor Names
- Madison, James (Addressee)
- Madison, James
- Created / Published
- March 12, 1815
- Subject Headings
- - General Correspondence
- - Manuscripts
- - Correspondence
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- Series: Series 1, General Correspondence, 1723-1859
- Microfilm Reel: 17
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