From David Bailie Warden
New york, 18 march, 1811—
I beg leave to inform you, that, at the moment,1 when I was on the eve of embarking for France, at Newport,2 I received a note from the President directing me to suspend my departure till I received further instructions on this point. I propose to wait for them at this City; and will be glad to be the Bearer of letters which you proposed to commit to my care. General Bailey informs me that he forwarded to Newport a letter from you, which will no doubt be returned to him, and he will give it to me. I have the pleasure of sending you sixteen nos of an Irish magazine, edited by one of my friends. I am, sir, with great respect and esteem,
D. B Warden
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. FC (MdHi: Warden Letterbook); in Warden’s hand; lacks closing. Enclosures not identified.
Madison’s note to Warden was dated 11 Mar. 1811 (Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, John C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, 1962– , 29 vols.: Congress. Ser., 17 vols.; Pres. Ser., 5 vols.; Sec. of State Ser., 7 vols description ends , Pres. Ser., 3:214).
1. Preceding three words omitted in FC.
2. FC here adds “on board of the John Adams.”