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To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 20 December 1801

From James Monroe

Richmond Decr 20. 1801

Dear Sir

Dr. Barraud who will present you this is a very respectable citizen & able physician of Norfolk. Having been intrusted with the care of the marine hospital at that port, he thinks it incumbent on him to make some communications relative to it to the Executive of the UStates, for which purpose he makes a visit to the seat of govt. you will I am well persuaded find his communication very deserving of attention. with great

respect & esteem I am Dear Sir sincerely yours

Jas. Monroe

RC (NHi: Gallatin Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Dec. and so recorded in SJL; also endorsed by TJ: “by Dr. Barraud, Marine hospital refd to Secy. of Treasury Th:J.”

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