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To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 26 March 1801

From Thomas Jefferson

Washington Mar. 26. 1801.

Th: J. to J. M.

I am still here. Three refusals of the Naval Secretaryship have been re[c]ieved, and I am afraid of recieving a 4th. this evening from mr. Jones of Phila. In that case Genl. Smith has agreed to take it pro tempore, so as to give me time; and I hope the moment it is in either his or Jones’s hands, to get away; but this may be yet three four or five days. Lincoln is doing the duties of your office. He & Dearborn will remain here. Health, respect & affectionate attachment.

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