Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 28 August 1799 [document added in digital edition]

From James Madison

Aug. 28. 1799

Dr Sir

The letter for Lumsden inclosed in your favor by Mrs. M. got into his hands in time for the inclosed answer from him. If the time & terms on which he proposes to send one of his hands be unobjectionable, I can venture to recommend the choice he has made. He appears to be really an accomplished plaisterer. I write a few lines by the present opportunity to Mr. N. and shall be at Monticello on sunday next. I shall probably ride up to Col. Monroe’s the day preceding.

Very affecly. I remain Dr Sir Yrs.

Js. Madison Jr.

RC (Raab Collection, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 2015); addressed “Thomas Jefferson V. President of the United States at Monticello”; franked; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: William Lumsden to TJ, 27 Aug., recorded in SJL as received 30 Aug., but not found.

TJ’s letter for Lumsden of 23 Aug., enclosed in TJ to Madison of the same date, has not been found. Both were delivered by Dolley Payne Madison (see Vol. 31:172-4).

Mr. N.: Wilson Cary Nicholas (same, 173).

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