Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 9 January 1790

To James Madison

Monticello Jan. 9. 1790

Dr. Sir

I wrote the inclosed letter to you a little before I left Paris, and having no occasion to send it, I brought it with me. I mentioned it to you when I had the happiness of possessing you at Monticello, but still forgot to give it to you. After so long lying by me, and further turning the subject in my mind, I find no occasion to alter my mind. I hazard it therefore to your consideration.

I expect with anxiety the President’s ultimate determination as to what is to be done with me. I cannot bring myself to be indifferent to the change of destination, tho’ I will be passive under it. I am with great esteem your sincere friend & servt,

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Madison Papers). PrC (DLC). Enclosure: TJ to Madison, 6 Sep. 1789.

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