From James Madison
Fredg. Oct. 23. 92.
My dear Sir
I got here a few days ago, and shall set out in company with Col: Monroe tomorrow. Parker Giles and Venable are here also on their way to Philada. The information they give of the temper of the Assembly is in all respects favorable. The vacancy produced by R. H. Lee’s resignation is filled with Col: J. Taylor. He had 90 odd votes, A. Lee, 39. and Corbin 33. Great efforts were made for A. L. among others it is said by the Supervisor. My brother writes me that the vote for vice P. is most likely to be unanimous in favor of the republican candidate, that the excise is generally reprobated; but the public temper as to direct taxes not yet ascertained. I have discovered that my inference from the expression in your letter at Bladensbg. was erroneous; which has relieved me from some inquietude. Adieu Yrs. affy.
Js. Madison Jr.
RC (DLC: Madison Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Oct. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.
The supervisor: Edward Carrington, Supervisor of the Revenue for the District of Virginia (JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828 description ends , i, 81–2).