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MADISON TO GALLATIN. - Albert Gallatin, The Writings of Albert Gallatin, vol. 1 
The Writings of Albert Gallatin, ed. Henry Adams (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1879). 3 vols.
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MADISON TO GALLATIN.
Orange Court-House, August 26, 1807.
Your favor of the 15th, enclosing a letter from Captain Crafts, came duly to hand. I think it will be proper to have the statement in the latter authenticated, and beg you to have it done should the opportunity offer. We ought to possess, and, when proper, to exhibit the real facts of the case at issue with Great Britain; leaving the impartial to appreciate the influence on its merits, from the circumstance that the seamen who escaped from the Melampus and entered in the Chesapeake had been received into the former as deserters, not placed there by impressment.
I have received not a line since I saw you from our ministers at London, Paris, or Madrid. The accounts from Norfolk are not interesting. From Richmond you hear all through the press. The country news consists of the ravages made by the late deluges of rain. Almost all the mill-dams have been swept away, with all the wheat and hay in low situations. The loss of wheat has been very great on the flats bordering on the large streams, almost the entire harvest being at the time in small field-cocks. Even in the stacks it has suffered from the rain driven into them; whilst the field-cocks on the highest situations will lose from that cause not less than a third on the average.
Yours very sincerely.