Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, 4 August 1818

From James Monroe

Augt 4. 1818

Dear Sir

I came home yesterday, & should have called at Monticello this morning, but for an injury I receivd in one of my legs on the journey, which has inflamed1 it. A few days nursing will I hope restore it. I shall call as soon as I can ride out. I hope that you & your family are well, & that the business in which you are engagd has taken a direction satisfactory to you

very respectfully & sincerely yours

James Monroe

RC (MHi); addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Sept. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

home: Highland, Monroe’s Albemarle County estate.

1Manuscript: “in flamed.”

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