July 27. 04.
Th:J. to J.M.
I inclose you Story’s oration that you may be enabled to take his measure. be so good as to return it. I retain the letter of E. Livingston urging the validity of Baron Bastrop’s monopoly of the Indian commerce for 10. years, because I presume it may be proper to lay it before Congress. the postmaster at Washington writes me that during our recess the post will come 3. times a week, the 3d. being extra for this particular term, to wit,
|leave Washington||Sunday.||Tuesday.||Thursday||at||7. P.M.|
|arrive at Milton||Tuesday||Thursday||Saturday||6. P.M.|
|leave Milton||Wednesday||Friday||Sunday||4. A.M.|
|arrive at Washington||Thursday||Saturday||Monday||8. P.M.|
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.