Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815.

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TO THOMAS JEFFERSON. MAD. MSS.

Washington Mar 12, 1815

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.

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.

The long suspension of intelligence from our Envoys, & the critical state of our affairs at home, as well as

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Title
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
Genre
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Notes
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Medium
Microfilm
Call Number/Physical Location
Series: Series 1, General Correspondence, 1723-1859
Microfilm Reel: 17
Source Collection
The James Madison Papers at the Library of Congress
Repository
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mjm.17_0202_0204
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Madison, James, and James Madison. James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815. 1815. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mjm017681/. (Accessed January 16, 2018.)

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Madison, J. & Madison, J. (1815) James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mjm017681/.

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Madison, James, and James Madison. James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, March 12, 1815. 1815. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/mjm017681/>.