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From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 7 February 1787

To James Madison

Paris Feb. 7. 1787.

Dear Sir

I leave the inclosed open for your perusal and that of your Collegues and others to whom you may chuse to shew it; only taking care that neither copies nor extracts be taken. Be so good, when you are done with it, as to stick a wafer in it and forward it to the Governor.

I am with sincere esteem Dr. Sir your friend & servt.,

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I do not know whether you are acquainted with young Bannister who goes by the packet. He is of good understanding and of infinite worth. I have letters and papers to the 15th. of Decemb. yet neither these nor those of any person I can meet with inform us who is President of Congress.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); without indication of addressee; endorsed. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to governor of Virginia, 7 Feb. 1787, and its enclosures (see note there).

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