Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 12 February 1783

From James Madison

Philada. Feby. 12th. 1783.

My dear Sir

I acknowledged yesterday by the post your two favors of the 30th. Ult: and 7th. inst: I add this by Col: Jameson just to inform you that your letter to the Secy. of F. A. has been referred to a Committee consisting of Mr. Jones, Mr. Rutlidge and Mr. Wilson, who are to confer with Mr. Morris as Agent of Marine, and report to Congs. whether any and what remedy1 can be applied to your embarrassments. I made the first acquainted with the ideas suggested in your last letter, and he will take care to lead the attention of his colleagues and of Mr. Ms. to them as far as may be requisite and proper. Mr. Livingston was not here when your letter to him came to hand: but he is now returned. I will take occasion to check with him before the next post, and will give you the result as well as of the commitment of your letter, if any thing shall have come of it. In the mean time accept of my unfeigned regards.

J. Madison Jr

RC (DLC: George B. McClellan Papers); endorsed by Madison.

TJ’s letter of the 30th. ult: was actually dated 31 Jan. 1783. For his letter to the secy. of F. A., see TJ to Robert R. Livingston, 7 Feb. 1783.

1Word interlined in place of “steps.”

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