XI. To James Madison
[16 Nov. 1801 or after?]
Th:J. to J.M.
Will you be so good as once more to revise this? altho’ I have not entirely obliterated all the passages which have been thought objectionable, yet I have very much reduced & smoothed them. still verbal & minor corrections of style or sentiment will be thankfully recieved & made.
RC (ViU); undated, but perhaps written after TJ saw Gallatin’s remarks and made changes to the early draft. Enclosure not found, but apparently a second state of the draft message.