From James Monroe
Augt. 10. 1802.
Jas. Monroe’s best respects to Mr. Jefferson. He has the pleasure to send him a letter from Mr. Short with two pamphlets. He is very sorry he has it not in his power to call on him at present. An injury which he recd. in his leg a few days before he left Richmd., wh. is much increased by inflamation in coming up, confines him to his room. He hopes however that a few days repose will relieve him from so painful an embarrassment.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 10 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures not found.
The letter from William SHORT to TJ was probably one of 6 Aug., recorded in SJL as received from Richmond on the 10th, but not found.
IN COMING UP: Monroe had traveled from Richmond to Albemarle County, where he intended to sell some property near Charlottesville (Preston, Catalogue description begins Daniel Preston, A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Correspondence and Papers of James Monroe, Westport, Conn., 2001, 2 vols. description ends , 1:131).