James Madison Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 15 October 1824

Monticello Oct. 15. 24.

Dear Sir

I wished to have communicated to you my letter to Gilmer before I sent it off. But the danger of it’s not getting there before his departure induced me to dispatch it by mail for the packet from N. York, as soon as written. My rough draught being illegible, I have taken time to make a legible copy, now inclosed for your perusal. I think there is nothing in it which does not accord with the sentiments of your last letter. Affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (Groton School, Groton, Mass. 2002); FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers).

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