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Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 2 August 1816

To James Madison

Monticello Aug. 2. 16.

Dear Sir

Mrs Randolph, Ellen & myself intended before this to have had the pleasure of seeing mrs Madison and yourself at Montpelier as we mentioned to mr Coles; but three days ago mrs Randolph was taken with a fever, which has confined her to her bed ever since. it is so moderate that we are in the hourly hope of it’s leaving her and, after a little time to recruit her strength, of carrying our purpose into execution, which we shall lose no time in doing. in the mean time I salute mrs Madison & yourself with unceasing affection & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (Christie’s, New York City, 2012); at foot of text: “The President of the US.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

ellen: Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge).

Index Entries

  • Coles, Isaac A.; mentioned search
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); plans visit to Montpellier (Madison family estate) search
  • health; fever search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); visits Montpellier (Madison family estate) search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); letters to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); TJ plans visit to search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); D. Madison at search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); J. Madison at search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); health of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); plans visit to Montpellier (Madison family estate) search