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From James Madison to Nathan Sanford, 17 February 1806

Sir. Department of State, February 17. 1806.

I have received your letter of the 13th. instant respecting the expedition of Leander. Should you in the further pursuit of the facts, ascertain reasonable evidence to convict any of the parties concerned of a violation of the laws, I request you to enter prosecutions, without waiting for further directions. I am &c.

James Madison.

DNA: RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.

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