Washington July 26th. 1816
I have not yet heard from Mr Crowninshield, and I begin to fear that Mr Bagot’s power relative to the arming on the lakes is of a very limited nature.
Finding many admonitions that my constitution does not accord with this climate, I must move to a higher surface. I shall therefore go to Loudoun, transacting by letter thence, all that can be managed in that way, as indeed most of the business may be, & prepard to make another short visit hear after the 5th. of Augt., when I propose to return, to conclude, what then remains unfinish’d. Mr Rush & I will then set out together for your house, whence I shall go home to Albemarle, accompanied by him, with a view to avail himself of the opportunity to see Mr Jefferson. With affecte. respects
I am inclind to think that Mr. Morris’s pretentions place him on fair ground for the vacancy at N Yk.
DLC: Papers of James Madison, Rives Collection.