Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 23 July 1815

To James Madison

Monticello July 23. 15.

Dear Sir

One of those cases now occurs which oblige me to relax from my general wish not to add to your troubles in the disposal of offices. I inclose you the papers which produce the occasion, and they will present to you all the grounds of interest which I can possibly feel in the success of the application. they will have with you exactly the weight they intrinsically merit & no more. Accept the assurance of my constant friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); endorsed by Madison. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “The President of the US.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: Obadiah Rich to TJ, 15 July 1815, and third enclosure to that letter.

Index Entries

  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); letters of recommendation to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); letters to search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation to TJ search
  • Rich, Obadiah; recommended for appointment search