From James Cheetham
[10 Dec. 1801]
To the President.
I Called on Mr. Madison yesterday but he was too indisposed to be seen. I Shall Return to New york by the Mail in the morning. And lest I should not have an opertunity of Seeing Mr. Madison During my stay, I have Committed to writing what I had to say to him Concerning the subject on which I had the honor of speaking with you the other night.
If you have taken a copy of the note written by Mr. Clinton I Shall be much obliged to you for the original when convenient. I board at Mr. Stelle’s. But if not Convenient while I stay you will be pleased to transmit it to me at New york.
RC (DLC); undated, but see enclosure; in Cheetham’s hand; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.
For the copy of the note, see the preceding document.