James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, [ca. 18 May] 1792

From Thomas Jefferson

Friday [ca. 18 May 1792]

Th: J. to J.M.

I have just received a Northern hare,1 and have got from the market a common one. It may be worth your while to come half an hour before we go to E. R’s to examine their difference, as they must be skinned soon.

RC (DLC). Conjectural date assigned on the basis of circumstances described in n. 1 and of JM’s departure from Philadelphia circa Sunday, 20 May 1792.

1Jefferson later presented a white hare, possibly the one mentioned here, to Peak’s Museum (National Gazette, 29 Aug. 1792).

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