James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Eliza House Trist, ca. 13 April 1784

From Eliza House Trist

Letter not found.

ca. 13 April 1784. Mrs. Trist was at Fort Pitt awaiting transportation down the Ohio for a reunion with her husband. She wrote Jefferson regarding a misunderstood report that Virginia had “reward[ed] merit by making our friend Madison Governor.… I have wrote to him, but before I got your letter, which I beg you to forward” (Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (18 vols. to date; Princeton, N. J., 1950——). description ends , VII, 97–98). This letter was probably that forwarded by Jefferson with his 1 July 1784 letter to JM.

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