To James Madison
Monto Aug. 9. 10.
Th:J. to J.M.
I have just time before closing the mail to send you the Memoir on the Batture. it is long; but it takes a more particular view of the legal system of Orleans & the peculiar river on which it lies, than may have before presented itself. however you can readily skip over uninteresting heads. my visit to you depends on the getting a new threshing machine to work: which I expect will permit me to depart the last of this week or early in the next. Affectionate salutns
RC (The White House, Washington, D.C.; tipped into copy of Esther Singleton, The Story of the White House ); dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ’s Statement on the Batture Case, 31 July 1810.