Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 19 May 1806

Monticello May 19. 06.

Th: Jefferson to mr. Madison

My letter to mr Smith takes up the whole of the subject of his & your letters by the last post, and as he informs me he has a vessel on demurrage till he recieves my answer, I hire an express which will deliver it 5. days sooner than the post would. not to detain him I must refer you to my letter to mr Smith for answer to yours. I return you mr Barlow’s letter. his anxiety makes me more anxious that MelliMelli should go away personally favorable to us.

We had a pretty good rain on the 15th. but the earth is already dry. Indeed such is the drought as to threaten the loss of every thing. Affectionate salutations.

DLC: Papers of James Madison.

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