Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 3 November 1799

From James Madison

Novr. 3. 99

Dear Sir

Be so good as to let Col. Monroe have the inclosed as early as may be convenient. Have you fixt the time of your setting out for Philada. I wish much for the pleasure of seeing you on your way, but if you do not aim to be there at the beging of the Session, I shall probably lose the opportunity. As something however may depend on circumstances & arrangements, it will be convenient for me to know your intended movements.

adieu Yrs. truly

Js. Madison Jr.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Nov. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Charles Peale Polk carried this letter to TJ (TJ to Madison, 22 Nov. 1799).

TJ had not fixt the time. He intended to leave earlier, but did not set out until 21 Dec. The Virginia Assembly, to which Madison was elected a delegate, was scheduled to begin on 2 Dec. (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 2:1011; JHD, description begins Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) description ends Dec. 1799–Jan. 1800, 3).

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