Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 2 January 1818

To James Madison

Monticello Jan. 2. 18.1

Dear sir

Expecting daily an answer from the President authorising me to sign the within for him I had rather not take on myself a 3d and therefore send it to you. I have adopted your amendments and made some other small ones. to economise writing I make one letter do for the other gentlemen, joining you with them, altho’ it contains no more than I had before written to you. after signing yourself be so good as to inclose it to mr Watson by the bearer with a request that he will do the same to Genl Cocke to whom also the bearer will carry it. I shall send it to mr Cabell to be signed by him & delivered to the Govr. I will request him also to secure a negociation with the banks if we should need their aid as is probable.   ever and affectionately Your’s

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Madison Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Madison”; addressed (trimmed): “James M[. . .].” PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Joseph C. Cabell to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: TJ to Madison, David Watson, and John H. Cocke, [2 Jan. 1818], and enclosures.

1Reworked from “17.”

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