James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 13 July 1795

From Thomas Jefferson

Monticello July 13. 95.

Th: J. to J. M.

I send you the inclosed as you may perhaps not have seen it. Return it if you please. I have not yet seen the treaty, but suppose tomorrow’s post may perhaps bring it. Mr. and mrs. Randolph set out the day after tomorrow for the springs, to see if any of them can restore the nearly hopeless state of his health.1 Nil mihi rescribas. Attamen ipse veni.2 Vale.

RC (DLC); FC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Enclosure not identified.

1On Thomas Mann Randolph’s mysterious illness between 1794 and 1796, see William H. Gaines, Thomas Mann Randolph: Jefferson’s Son-in-Law (Baton Rouge, La., 1966), p. 39.

2“Yet write nothing back to me; yourself come!” Ovid, Heroides, 1.2 (Ovid: Heroides and Amores, Loeb Classical Library [1921; Cambridge, Mass., 1925 reprint], p. 11).

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