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W. H. CRAWFORD TO THE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS. - 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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W. H. CRAWFORD TO THE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONERS.
Paris, 24th May, 1814.
The return of Mr. Poletica to London offers a safe conveyance for this communication. I have but little to add to my letter of the 13th instant. A few days past I was informed by a friend that if I would draw up a short statement of the reciprocal causes of complaint between the United States and England, that he would cause it to be laid before the Emperor of Russia. This statement would not be communicated to the Count Nesselrode, or to any of the Emperor’s officers, as they are believed to be in the interests of England. In consequence of this intimation I drew up a statement, a copy of which is enclosed. It was to have been presented to the Emperor yesterday. I do not expect any beneficial result from it. The injunction of brevity, which was thought to be indispensable to secure its perusal, and a sense of national dignity, prevented the introduction of observations tending to repel the charge of subserviency to the views of the Emperor Napoleon. I understand that the ministers of the three allied powers have affected to consider the war between America and England as the result of this subserviency. I will not intrude upon your time by inquiring whether this opinion is real or only affected to cover the apathy which is affected by them for the event of the contest for maritime rights in which we are engaged. Perhaps I should not have excluded this topic if I had anticipated any beneficial result from the measure. . . .