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Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 August 1812

To James Madison

Monticello Aug. 30. 12.

Dear Sir

The mail of yesterday does not tell us whether you have left Washington. I am this moment setting out for Bedford, & shall be absent 3. or 4. weeks. should you be at Monpelier when I return I shall certainly have the pleasure of paying my respects to mrs Madison & yourself. in the mean time accept the assurance of my affectionate esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (MH: Hemenway Collection); at foot of text: “The President of the US.” PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

The Madisons left washington on 27 Aug. 1812 but returned two days later after learning of William Hull’s surrender at Detroit (Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, John C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, 1962– , 31 vols.  Congress. Ser., 17 vols.  Pres. Ser., 6 vols.  Sec. of State Ser., 8 vols description ends , Pres. Ser., 5:xxiv; Dolley Madison,Selected Letters, 172).

Index Entries

  • Hull, William; and surrender of Northwest Army search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Montpellier search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Madison, James; letters to search
  • Madison, James; TJ plans visit to search
  • Madison, James; visits Montpellier search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search