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To James Madison from James Barbour, 10 November 1824

From James Barbour

Novr. 10th. 24

Dear Sir

Conformably, to my suggestion on friday, I had another interview with the General on Saturday, and found him still indecisive, as to the time of his visiting Orange. I imagined the uncertainty of his movements was possibly ascribable to the Misses Wright—whose arrival at Monticello was hourly expected. He promised me he would write me in two days—and stated also he would write you in the same time. I have heard nothing from him as yet—or from Jefferson Randolph1 who was to write me if he could learn the day of his departure—provided the interval was sufficient to enable the people of Orange to assemble. If you have heard from the General—will you be good enough to communicate whatever may be connected with our public movement. With my best respects

James Barbour

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1Thomas Jefferson Randolph (1792–1875), the eldest son of Thomas Mann Randolph and Martha Jefferson, was an Albemarle County planter, managing Tufton, Pantops, and finally Edgehill, which he inherited from his father. He was the executor of his grandfather Thomas Jefferson’s estate and assumed a great part of Jefferson’s indebtedness. He published the first edition of Thomas Jefferson’s writings in 1829, was a six-term member of the House of Delegates, a visitor of the University of virginia, 1829–57, and its rector, 1857–64 (George Green Shackelford, ed., Collected Papers to Commemorate Fifty Years of the Monticello Association of the Descendants of Thomas Jefferson [2 vols.; Princeton, N.J., 1965–84], 1:76–88).

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