James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 24 January 1796

¶ From Thomas Jefferson

Letter not found. 24 January 1796. Acknowledged in JM to Jefferson, 7 Feb. 1796; mentioned in Jefferson’s Epistolary Record (DLC: Jefferson Papers) and in JM to Jefferson, 10 Apr. 1824 (DLC). Acknowledges JM’s letters of 27 Dec. 1795 and 10 Jan. 1796. Asks JM to make some inquiries in Philadelphia, to inform Jefferson weekly of governmental proceedings, and to send certain pamphlets. Requests copies of the correspondence of Jefferson and Jay. Encloses copies of Jefferson to George Wythe, 16 Jan. 1796 (DLC; printed in Ford, Writings of Jefferson description begins Paul Leicester Ford, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (10 vols.; New York, 1892–99). description ends , 7: 52–55), and “A statement of the Volumes of the Laws of Virginia, Manuscript & Printed in my possession,” 13 Jan. 1796 (DLC).

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