From James Monroe
Thursday eveng. [23 Sept. 1813]
Jas Monroe’s best respects to Mr Jefferson—He hastens to communicate to him the very interesting intelligence recd this evening from the Secry of the navy, on which he gives him his most sincere congratulations
RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 199:35463); partially dated at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 23 Sept. 1813 received the following day.
Monroe probably enclosed a note from secry of the navy William Jones, dated 21 Sept. 1813 and sent from the Navy Department, asking Monroe to “Accept my hearty congratulation We shall have good news from Chauncey tomorrow” (RC in MHi; addressed: “Hon. James Monroe Milton Va”).