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From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 22 October 1824

To Thomas Jefferson

Montpr. Ocr. 22. 1824

Dr. Sir

I return your letter to Gilmer as fairly copied. Will he understand that he is not to return without a Nat: Philosopher, tho’ bringing the other Professors named, and despairing of that one? There will however be time for final instructions on this point after hearing further from him. Yrs. affecty

James Madison

RC (ViU: Special Collections); FC (DLC). Minor differences between the copies have not been noted.

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