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Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 17 February 1814

To James Madison

Monticello Feb. 17. 14.

Dear Sir

In my letter of yesterday I forgot to put the inclosed one from mr Mills,1 which I now send merely to inform you of his wishes, and to do on it what you find right. he is an excellent young man, modest, cautious & very manageable. his skill in architecture will be proved by his drawings & he has had a good deal of experience. he married a daughter of Colo Smith of Winchester formerly (perhaps now) a member of Congress.

Affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (University Archives, Stamford, Conn., 1997); addressed: “James Madison President of the US. Washington”; franked; postmarked Milton, 19 Feb. 1814. PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: Robert Mills to TJ, 28 Jan. 1814.

1Manuscript: “Mill.”

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation from search
  • Madison, James; letters of recommendation to search
  • Madison, James; letters to search
  • Mills, Eliza Barnwell Smith (Robert Mills’s wife) search
  • Mills, Robert; TJ recommends search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • Smith, John (1750–1836); family of search