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To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 30 July 1802

From Thomas Jefferson

Monticello July 30. 1802.

Dear Sir

Your’s of July 22. came to hand on the 25th. the day of my arrival here. I think the proposition to tender another 30,000. D. to Algiers a very judicious one, and have therefore written to mr. Gallatin to take measures in conjunction with yourself to make the remittance by the General Greene.1 I have not yet written to the emperor of Morocco; because when one has nothing to write about it is difficult to find the end to begin at. I will sketch something before next post, and inclose it for your alteration with a blank sheet signed, over which they may write the letter.

You are now I presume in the middle of your journey & must have had a good deal of rain. This will be directed to await in Orange for your return. Present me respectfully to the ladies, & be assured of my affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

P. S. Not knowing whether the inclosed letters have past through your hands I forward them to you instead of returning them to the office from whence I recieved them.

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