To James Madison, Sr.
Richd. Novr. 18: 1785
I rcd. yrs. by Capt. Barbour who I hope will enquire as to Turpin in the land office. I wish you rather to confide such business to friends coming here who can be relied on than to refer it to me. I am so little Master of my time, and the Office is removed so far out of the way that I cannot be relied on. I will endeavor to get the Journals for you soon. The price of Tobo. forbids the sale of your Hhd. The Assembly have made some progress in the Revisal, and I hope will go thro’ it. Public Credt. seems to have more friends and paper Money more Adversaries than I had expected. Delegates to Congs. for 1786. R. H. Lee, Wm. Grayson Js. Monroe, H. Lee Jr. Edwd. Carrington. Councilor Carter Braxton. Yr. affe. Son
J. Madison Jr.
RC (DLC). Cover missing. Docketed by JM’s father. JM later added, “Madison Js. Novr. 18. 1785.”