To James Monroe
Novr. 8. 1820
I have just recd. a letter from Chs. D. Coxe, appealing to my recollection on certain points, and requesting a line from me to yourself. To let you see what has passed, I inclose his letter to me, and a copy of my answer.1 The former you will be so good as to return. I presume the views of the case to be gathered from authentic sources will2 readily decide the question of his actual official relations. Of his personal qualities and accomplishments, my impressions are favorable: affecty. & respy. Yours
RC (DLC: Monroe Papers); draft (DLC). RC docketed by Monroe.
2. In the draft JM wrote “must.”