Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 27 April 1800

From James Madison

Apl. 27. 1800

Dear Sir

My last acknowledged yours by Christ: Mcpherson. I have nothing new to add, but the accts. I have from the elections in a few neighboring Counties. In this Davis & Barbour have succeeded: in the adjoing one, Hill & Early: In Louisa Yancy & Garland Anderson Jr—in Culpeper the two former ones. You will probably learn from Albemarle that F. Walker & a Mr. Garland have prevailed agst. Woods & Brown. If the whole state bears any likeness to the above sample of it, the patrons of usurpation & aristocracy will have little encouragement in this quarter. I am sorry that I am not to have the pleasure of seeing you on your way home. I wish nevertheless that you will be good eno’ take charge of the money, if any should be obtained for me1 before you set out. Should Mr. W. Nicholas intend me the pleasure of calling, he would be a good hand to hasten its receipt.

Yrs. affey.

Js. Madison Jr

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 2 May and so recorded in SJL.

My last: Madison to TJ, 20 Apr. 1800.

Madison reported the winners of the Elections in a few neighboring counties in Virginia: in Orange County, Isaac Davis and James Barbour; in Madison County, Henry Hill and Paschal Earley; in Louisa County, Robert Yancey and Garland Anderson, Jr.; in Culpeper County, Moses Green and John Roberts; in Albemarle County, Francis Walker and Edward Garland prevailed over William Woods and a Mr. Brown, possibly the Federalist Benjamin Brown (Leonard, General Assembly description begins Cynthia Miller Leonard, comp., The General Assembly of Virginia, July 30, 1619–January 11, 1978: A Bicentennial Register of Members, Richmond, 1978 description ends , 215–21; Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 27 vols. description ends , 17:383n).

1Preceding two words interlined.

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