Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 16 July 1798

From James Monroe

July 16. 1798.

Dear Sir

I shall see Mr. Strother and others and shall be able without compromitting you in a direct manner to forward Mercers views as well as if you were to write. and I shall be able also to satisfy Mercer of yr. good wishes and endeavors as fully as if you did write. I shall be back in a week. I send yr. books by the bearer. yrs affecy.

J. Monroe

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received on the same date as written, and so recorded in SJL.

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