Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 6 December 1819

From James Madison

Decr 6. 1819—

Dear Sir

By the return of the ladies who have favored Mrs Madison with so agreable a visit, I send back the correspondence with Cooper. It has ended better than I expected.

I learn with the greatest pleasure that your health is so well restored. I hope you will be careful of it. above all avoid the fatigues of the pen.

I do not say with the Spaniards I kiss your hands, but I say with all my heart, God preserve you muchss

James Madison

FC (DLC: Madison Papers); in Dolley Madison’s hand; dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “(copy)”; endorsed by Dolley Madison as received 6 Dec. 1819 (presumably drawing on missing RC) and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: enclosures to TJ to James Madison, 30 Nov. 1819.

muchss (“muchos años”): “many years.”

Index Entries

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