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James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 23 August 1809

From James Madison

Montpellier Aug. 23. 1809

Dear Sir

Mr & Mrs Gallatin reached us on saturday last; and in fulfilment of their promise to you propose to set out for Monticello, tomorrow morning. We are preparing to accompany them. I see by the papers that Mr Smith has probably recd dispatches from Mr Pinkney, by a late arrival; but being in Baltimore, I have not yet heard from him on the subject. The newspaper dates from London were not later than the 3d July; of course give nothing from the Continent. It appears only, in confirmation of late accts that Russia as well as Holland adhere with rigor to the means of excluding B. Trade. Colonial produce, even Dutch in neutral vessels, is to be warehoused in Holland.

Yrs with truest affection

James Madison

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Aug. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Gallatin, Albert; visits Monticello search
  • Gallatin, Hannah Nicholson (Albert Gallatin’s wife); visits Monticello search
  • Madison, James; letters from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Gallatin, Hannah and Albert search
  • Pinkney, William; as U.S. minister to Great Britain search
  • Russia; and British trade search
  • Smith, Robert; secretary of state search
  • The Netherlands; and British trade search