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From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 11 August 1802

To Thomas Jefferson

Orange Aug. 11. 1802

Dear Sir

I reached home just before dark this evening, after the most fatiguing journey I ever encountered, having made the tour I proposed over the mountains, and met with every difficulty which bad roads & bad weather could inflict.1 As this must be at the Court House early in the morning, I have only time to inclose you some despatches from Mr. Livingston which I recd. the night before I left Washington, and decyphered on the journey,2 with some others which I found here on my arrival & have but slightly run over. The inclosed patent may [be] sent with your signature to the Office without returning thro’ my hands.3 Your favor of the 30th. Ult: I also found here on my arrival. Yrs. with respectful attachment

James Madison

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