James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 21 March 1796

To Thomas Jefferson

Philada March 21. 1796

Dear Sir

At the desire of Mr. de Liancourt, I put into his hands this introduction to your remembrance of him as an acquaintance at Paris. He meditates a visit to the Southern States, and expects to have the pleasure of taking Monticello in his route, either in going or returning. I need add nothing to your knowledge of his respectability & virtues, I shall only say that the impression I have of both, induces me to concur cheerfully in the use he now makes of me. With the highest esteem & regard I am Dear Sir Yrs. Affecly.

Js. Madison Jr

Photocopy of RC (PHi). The original has not been located. Listed in Jefferson’s Epistolary Record (DLC: Jefferson Papers) as received 22 June 1796 “by Liancourt.”

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