From Joseph Jones Monroe
Orange 26th. Augt: 1803.
The inclosure is a letter from my friend & relation Mr James Bankhead of Westmoreland. Understanding I was on my way to the upper Country & might probably see you before my return he requested me to deliver it to you in person. I regret that owing to forgetfulness I did not comply with his wishes.
I have the honor to be with the highest respect yr: mo: ob: St
Jo: Jo: Monroe
RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Prest. of the United States Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Aug. and “James Bankhead to be Secy. legn to London” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: James Bankhead to TJ, 15 Aug. 1803.
Joseph Jones Monroe was a younger brother of James Monroe (see Vol. 29:198n).