James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 26 August 1791

From Thomas Jefferson

Friday Aug. 26. [1791]

Th: J. to J. M.

Will you come and sit an hour before dinner to-day? also take soup with me tomorrow?

Since writing the above the President has been here, & left L’Enfant’s plan, with a wish that you & I would examine it together immediately, as to certain matters, & let him know the result. As the plan is very large, will you walk up & examine it here?

RC (DLC). Addressed by Jefferson. Dated only “1792” in the Index to the James Madison Papers. Date assigned here on the basis of internal evidence and the fact that 26 Aug. fell on a Friday in 1791 but not in 1792.

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