Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 18 September 1809

To James Madison

Monticello Sep. 18. 09

Dear Sir

Mr Coles, whom I saw yesterday, informs me you propose to set out for Washington this day week. I have been waiting in the hope that little Benjamin would so far recover as that his mother might leave him. but his recovery, tho’ steady, is very slow. we barely discover every day some little additional proof of his getting better. I shall wait till the day after tomorrow in the hope of mrs Randolph’s accompanying me: but should the little boy be still too unwell to be left I will be with you on Thursday or Friday. Affectionately Yours

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “The President of the US. Montpelier”; franked and postmarked.

A letter of 17 Sept. 1809 from Isaac A. coles to TJ, not found, was noted in SJL as received on that date.

Index Entries

  • Coles, Isaac A.; visits Monticello search
  • health; of TJ’s family search
  • Madison, James; letters to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Coles, Isaac A. search
  • Randolph, Benjamin Franklin (TJ’s grandson); illness of search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); children of search