¶ To Noah Webster
Letter not found. 20 August 1801. Acknowledged in Webster to JM, 30 Nov. 1801. Discusses administration policy for appointments and removals in government in response to Webster’s letter of 18 July 1801 (PJM-SS description begins Robert J. Brugger et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison: Secretary of State Series (2 vols. to date; Charlottesville, Va., 1986—). description ends , 1:436–41). For Jefferson’s suggestions on its contents, see Jefferson to JM, 13 Aug. 1801.