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Alluding in his present opinion to his reason for his earlier action, he wrote: "More than five weeks have elapsed since the opinion of the Supreme Court has declared the necessity of proving the fact, if it exists. Why is it not proved? To the executive government is entrusted the important power of prosecuting those whose crimes may disturb the public repose or endanger its safety. It would be easy, in much less time than has intervened since Colonel Burr has been alleged to have as- sembled ...his troops, to procure aflSdavits estab- lishing the fact. " This sharp criticism brought an equally sharp retort from Jefferson, to which was added a threat. THE TRIAL OF AARON BURR 95 In a private letter of the 20th of April, the Presi- dent said: "In what terms of decency can we speak of this ? As if an express could go to Natchez or the mouth of the Cumberland and return in five weeks, to do which has never taken less than twelve! . . . But all the principles of law are to be perverted which would bear on the favorite offenders who endeavor to overturn this odious republic!