To James Monroe
Monticello Apr. 15. 17.
Th: Jefferson to the
President of the US.
Finding subsequently, what had not been before attended to that the law had appointed the 1st day of our Spring & Autumn District court for the stated meetings of the Visitors of the Central College, it is concluded that our meeting should be on the 5th instead of the 6th of May (noted in my letter of the 13th) and that being the 1st day of both our County & District courts, the collection of the people will be great, and so far give a wider spread to our object. we shall hope therefore to see you on that day. mr Madison will join us the day before. ever & affectly yours.
RC (CtY: Franklin Collection); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “James Monroe President of the US. Washington”; endorsed by Monroe. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; edge chipped; endorsed by TJ.