From James Madison
Philada March 21. 1796
At the desire of Mr. de Liancourt, I put into his hands this introduction to your remembrance of him as an acquaintance at Paris. He meditates a visit to the Southern States, and expects to have the pleasure of taking Monticello in his route, either in going or returning. I need add nothing to your knowledge of his respectability and virtues, I shall only say that the impression I have of both, induces me to concur cheerfully in the use he now makes of me. With the highest esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Yrs. affecly.
Js. Madison Jr
RC (PHi photostat); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; recorded in SJL as received 22 June 1796 “by Liancourt.”