Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 26 March 1794

From James Monroe

Philadelphia March 26. 1794

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 11th. reached me yesterday. We were mortified to find that our letters had not reached you, but hope the obstacle at Richmond is removed before this. As Mr. M. has written you I shall say nothing at present upon the subject of affairs here. I shall only commence with the inclosures of your correspondence with Hammond which after perusal by your family and any others whom you wish, shall thank you to send to my brother in Charlottesville. I sent Stuart at Staunton a copy—and we mean to transmit one with the one containing the correspondence with Mr. Genet to the Ex: for the legislature. I hope Peter has not failed to attend and pursue your advice respecting the fruit trees. We desire to be affectionately remembered to your family. I am sincerely yr. friend & servt

Jas. Monroe

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Apr. 1794 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: the second separately paginated section of A Message of the President of the United States to Congress Relative to France and Great-Britain. Delivered December 5, 1793… . (Philadelphia, 1793). See Evans, description begins Charles Evans, Clifford K. Shipton, and Roger P. Bristol, comps., American Bibliography: A Chronological Dictionary of all Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Publications Printed in the United States of America from … 1639 … to … 1820, Chicago and Worcester, Mass., 1903–59, 14 vols. description ends No. 26334.

Six letters to TJ from Monroe’s brother in Charlottesville, Joseph Jones Monroe, dated between 25 Mch. 1794 and 16 Aug. 1797, and three letters from TJ to him dated 18 Apr. 1795, 1 Feb. 1796, and 15 Feb. 1797 are recorded in SJL but have not been found. Correspondence with Mr. Genet: the first and the third separately paginated sections of the enclosure listed above.

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