From James Monroe
Albemarle Sepr 30. 1816
The inclosed was left with me by Mr Rush, for your opinion, of the propriety of the measure proposed. I retaind it, in the hope of finding you alone, before we separated, for a moments conversation on the subject. The first1 question is, whether such a notice of the occurrence, which it is proposed to commemorate, is proper, or silent contempt, will be, more expressive, & dignified? You will have the goodness to inclose the papers to me, at your leisure, with your sentiments on the project, at washington. with my best and affectionate wishes for your health & welfare, I am dear sir
RC (DLC); addressed (trimmed): “[. . .]as Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Word interlined.
- Capitol, U.S.; and War of1812 search
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- Monroe, James; and proposed inscription for U.S. Capitol search
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