Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 10 May 1793

From James Monroe

Fredbg. May 10. 1793.

Dear Sir

I could wish Mr. Beckley might receive [this?] immediately. But if he should not1 be in town will you be so kind as possess him of it as soon as possible, adverting to the consideration that it requires of him to perform something in Phila.

I wrote you a few days past and shall again from Richmd. whither I am just sitting out. Yrs. affectionately

Jas: Monroe

RC (MHi); torn; addressed: “[…] of State Philadelphia”; franked; endorsed by TJ as received 16 May 1793 and so recorded in SJL.


The enclosed letter to John Beckley, not found, covered “a political Jeu de Esprit of a friend” intended for the National Gazette (Monroe to TJ, 28 May 1793).

1Word interlined.

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