Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 13 July 1795

To James Madison

Monticello July 13. 95.

Th:J. to J.M.

I send you the inclosed as you may perhaps not have seen it. Return it if you please. I have not yet seen the treaty, but suppose tomorrow’s post may perhaps bring it. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph set out the day after tomorrow for the springs, to see if any of them can restore the nearly hopeless state of his health. Nil mihi rescribas. Attamen ipse veni. Vale.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers). PrC (DLC). Enclosure not found.

On the trips for Randolph’s health, see note to TJ to Thomas Mann Randolph, 14 July 1794.

Nil mihi rescribas. Attamen ipse veni: “writing back is pointless. Come yourself!” See Ovid, Heroides, 1.2 (Grant Showerman, ed. and trans., Heroides and Amores, 2d ed. rev. by G. P. Goold [Cambridge, Mass., 1977], 10–11).

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