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To James Madison from James Monroe, 4 August 1822

From James Monroe

Highland augt 4th. 1822

Dear Sir

I have been detain’d here longer than I had expected that I should be, but hope & presume that I shall, after attending the court to morrow get as far as Judge Nelson’s in the evening, & be with you tolerably early the next day.

I wish you to examine the subject between the Senate & me, respecting military nominations,1 that we may confer on it when we meet. I send you the material papers, the report of the Committee excepted,2 which I fear I have left at Washington. You know however the nature of that document. Very sincerely your friend & servant

James Monroe

RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.

1For Monroe’s difficulties over military appointments in the context of the reduction of the U.S. Army, see Monroe to JM, 12 May 1822.

2The documents have not been identified, but Senate proceedings relating to the dismissals or reassignments of Nathan Towson and James Gadsden, as well as Monroe’s messages on that topic, were published in the Daily National Intelligencer, 4 May 1822.

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