Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 31 March 1793

To James Madison

Philada Mar. 31. 1793.

Th: J. to J. Madison

Nothing remarkeable this week. What was mentioned in my last respecting Bache’s paper was on misinformation, there having been no proposition there. Yours of the 24th. from Alexandria is received. I inclose you the rough draught of a letter I wrote on a particular subject on which the person to whom it is addressed desired me to make a statement according to my view of it. He told me his object was perhaps to shew it to some friends whom he wished to satisfy as to the original destination of the 3. mill. of florins, and that he meant to revive this subject. I presume however he will not find my letter to answer his purpose.—The President set out on the 24th. I have got off about one half my superfluous furniture already and shall get off the other half within two or three days to be shipped to Virginia: and shall in the course of the week get on the banks of the Schuykill. Ham. has given up his house in Market street and taken a large one in Arch. street near 6th.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers). PrC (DLC). Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy. Enclosure: revised Dft of TJ to Alexander Hamilton, 27 Mch. 1793.

Washington actually set out from Philadelphia for a visit to Mount Vernon on 27 Mch. 1793 (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 107).

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