To James Madison
Monticello Apr. 17. 1801.
Th:J. to J. Madison
I shall be with you on the 25th. unless health or weather prevent. but if you propose leaving home sooner for Washington, do not let my coming prevent you. only, in that case, if convenient, lodge word at Gordon’s, or write me by next post, that you will be gone; as I should then wish to lengthen my day’s journey. I have not been able to look yet into my newspapers, but I presume yours contain all mine do. my respectful compliments to mrs Madison, & affectionate attachment to yourself.
PrC (DLC); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.