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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.
April 5, 1813.
It is determined finally to associate Mr. Bayard in the Mission Extraordinary to St. Petersburg. The Secretary of State informs him of it by this mail. It cannot fail to be useful if you can see him on your way through Wilmington, ascertain his sentiments on the occasion, and hasten his preparations if he should be willing to undertake the service. We hope the vessel will sail in fourteen days at furthest. Affectionate respects.
It being unknown whether Mr. Bayard will accept the proposed mission, it will be best to withhold it from the general conversation.
Mr. Girard is permitted to communicate with the British commander for the purpose of ransoming his ship.