From Thomas Lee Shippen
Alexandria Sept. 15. [i.e., 14] 1790
My dear Sir
The prayers of my friends in your boat prevailed and I arrived at this place in an hour after I left you without the occurrence of any adverse accident. I am with my uncle who would be very happy if Mr. Madison and yourself could make it convenient to pass through Alexandria. I hope one of the letters which I have the pleasure of forwarding to you may contain such intelligence from Mr. Fitzhugh as may induce you to change your rout. I pray you Sir to offer my most respectful compliments to Mr. Madison and to believe that I am among your most attached and faithful servants,
Th: Lee Shippen
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Sep. 1790. The letters enclosed were probably those recorded in SJL as received the same day: from Wythe, 31 Aug. 1790, from William Fitzhugh, 5 Sep. 1790, from Thomas Mifflin, 29 Aug. 1790, and from Edward Telfair, governor of Georgia, 19 and 23 July 1790, and 5 Aug. 1790. Those from Mifflin and Telfair have not been found. Shippen erred in the date: he had parted from TJ the night of the 13th (see Document III, documents on the seat of government under 29 Aug 1790).