Thomas Jefferson Papers

I. Referral of the Draft to James Madison, 18 November 1802

I. Referral of the Draft to James Madison

Nov. 18. 1802.

Will you give the inclosed a serious perusal, and make such corrections, in matter & manner as it needs, & that without reserve, & with as little delay as possible, as I mean to submit it in like manner to the other gentlemen, singly first, & then together. the part respecting the treasury department is not yet prepared. a concluding paragraph is also to be added, when we see if any other matter is to be inserted.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers, Rives Collection); addressed: “The Secretary of State”; endorsed by Madison with notation “enclosing draft Message to Congress.” Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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