Thomas Jefferson Papers

III. To James Monroe, 12 February 1801

III. To James Monroe

Washington Feb. 12. 1801. 7. A.M.

Th:J. to Govr. Monroe.

The H. of R. has been in conclave ever since 2. aclock yesterday. 25. ballots have been taken at intervals of from half an hour to an hour. they were invariably 8. 6. & 2 divided. I can venture nothing more by post but my affectionate salutations1 to yourself & mrs Monroe.

P.S. 1. P.M. the H. of R. suspended the balloting from 7. to 12. this morning & after trying a few balots with the same effect, have suspended it till 11. A.M. tomorrow

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers).

1Remainder of sentence added.

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