Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, [ca. 8 October 1818]

From James Madison

[ca. 8 Oct. 1818]

I was much gratified in learning from the President that you were so well recovering from the attack your health suffered beyond the mountains. I wish I could join you at the meeting of the visitors on monday, & attend also that of the Agricultural Society. But circumstances do not allow me that pleasure.

RC (ViU: TJP); undated fragment; with a later attached slip in an unidentified hand noting that it is “Part of a letter” from Madison to TJ “dated Oct. 1818”; possibly part of an otherwise unlocated letter from Madison to TJ recorded in SJL as received 10 Oct. 1818 from Montpellier, with inconsistent 18 Oct. 1818 date of composition.

United States president James Monroe visited Madison at Montpellier on or shortly after 8 Oct. 1818. The agricultural society of Albemarle met on Monday, 12 Oct. 1818. In his absence, Madison was reelected president (True, “Agricultural Society,” 280–1).

Index Entries

  • Agricultural Society of Albemarle; meetings of search
  • Agricultural Society of Albemarle; officers of search
  • Central College Board of Visitors; meetings of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; good health of search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); and Agricultural Society of Albemarle search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); letters from search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); visitors to search
  • Monroe, James; visits Montpellier (J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate) search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); visitors to search