Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 22 November 1801

To James Madison

Nov. 22. 1801.

Th:J. to J.M.

The Virginia resolution inclosed was, I am sure, in full confidence that you would contribute your counsel as well as myself. I have only relieved you from the labour of the premier ebauche. I must you1 to consider the subject thoroughly, and either make the inclosed what it should be, or a new draught. it should go on without delay, because I shall desire Monroe, if there is any thing in it he does not like, to send it back for alteration. and a fortnight is the whole time allowed for this. best wishes & affections.

RC (DLC: Madison Papers, Rives Collection); addressed: “Mr. Madison.” Enclosures: (1) Resolution of the Virginia House of Delegates, 31 Dec. 1800, which James Monroe sent to TJ on 15 June 1801. (2) Dft, not found, of TJ to Monroe, 24 Nov. 1801 (second letter).

Premier Ebauche: first draft.

1Thus in MS.

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