Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 30 November 1819

To James Madison

Monticello Nov. 30. 19.

Dear Sir

A visit of the ladies of our family to mrs Madison gives me an opportunity of sending you our correspondence with Dr Cooper & of recieving it back again safely. it is neces[sar]y to observe that our first letter & his first crossed each other on the road, so that each party had expressed their mind before knowing that of the other. on the whole this embarrassed transaction ends well enough, except as we have been led by it to ensure 7000.D. in two years, when 4000. would have satisfied him. ever & affectionately


Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); damaged at crease; at foot of text: “Mr Madison”; addressed (trimmed): “James [. . .].” Enclosures: (1) Thomas Cooper to TJ, 11, 22, 25 Oct. 1819. (2) TJ and John H. Cocke to Cooper, 15 Oct. 1819.

Index Entries

  • Cooper, Thomas; University of Virginia professorship proposed for search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); visitors to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); and T. Cooper search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); as member of University of Virginia Board of Visitors search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); letters to search
  • Montpellier (Montpelier; J. Madison’s Orange Co. estate); visitors to search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); visits Montpellier search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; T. Cooper as proposed professor search