James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Martha Jefferson Carr, December? 1786

To Martha Jefferson Carr

Letter not found.

December? 1786. Mentioned in Mrs. Carr’s letter to her brother, Thomas Jefferson, written 2 January 1787 (Boyd, Papers of Jefferson description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (19 vols. to date; Princeton, N. J., 1950——). description ends , XV, 632). JM informed Mrs. Carr that her letter to Jefferson, which JM had agreed to forward to Paris, although written “the first of May has not yet left Virginia.” In this missing letter JM informed Mrs. Carr that her son Peter was “going on well” in his school work. “He adds too that Mr. Smiths Account of Dabney is favourable.”

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