Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 25 July 1805

Monticello July 25. 05.

Dear Sir

Your letter of July 22. finds me in the hurry of my departure for Bedford. I return you Erving’s letter, and inclose Rankin’s petition for a pardon; as also a correspondence sent me by Lee of Bordeaux, which tho’ a little long, is entitled to a reading, as it throws light on subjects we ought to understand. I sincerely regret that mrs Madison’s situation confines her & yourself so long at Washington. I think it very unsafe for both. the climate of our quarter is really like that of another country. I have not felt one moment of disagreeable warmth since I have been at home. the thermom. has generally been, at it’s maximum from 86. down to 81. in hopes that on my return I shall learn that mrs Madison is much better, & safely moored in Orange I tender you my affectionate salutations.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I inclose you the list of the members appointed to the legislative council of Indiana, to be recorded

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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