Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, 30 September 1816

From James Monroe

Albemarle Sepr 30. 1816

Dear Sir

The inclosed was left with me by Mr Rush, for your opinion, of the propriety of the measure proposed. I retaind it, in the hope of finding you alone, before we separated, for a moments conversation on the subject. The first1 question is, whether such a notice of the occurrence, which it is proposed to commemorate, is proper, or silent contempt, will be, more expressive, & dignified? You will have the goodness to inclose the papers to me, at your leisure, with your sentiments on the project, at washington. with my best and affectionate wishes for your health & welfare, I am dear sir

your friend & servant

Jas Monroe

RC (DLC); addressed (trimmed): “[. . .]as Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

For the likely subject of the enclosed papers, not found, see TJ to Monroe, 16 Oct. 1816.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Capitol, U.S.; and War of1812 search
  • Capitol, U.S.; construction and repair of search
  • Monroe, James; and proposed inscription for U.S. Capitol search
  • Monroe, James; letters from search
  • Rush, Richard; and proposed inscription for U.S. Capitol search
  • War of1812; British destruction in Washington search
  • Washington, D.C.; British destruction in search