IV. To Thomas Mann Randolph
Washington Feb. 12. 1801. 7. A.M.
Th:J. to TMR.
The H. of R. has been in conclave ever since 2. aclock yesterday. 25. balots have been taken at intervals of from half an hour to an hour. they were invariably 8. 6. & 2. divided. I can venture nothing more by the post but my affectionate salutations,1 to yourself & my dear Martha.
P.S. 1. P.M. the H. of R. suspended the balloting from 7. to 12. this morning & after trying a few balots with the same effect have suspended it till 11. A.M. tomorrow
RC (DLC); addressed: “Thomas Mann Randolph Edgehill near Milton”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by Randolph.
1. Remainder of sentence added.