James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 22 November 1801

From Thomas Jefferson

Nov. 22. 1801.

Th: J. to J. M.

The Virginia resolution1 inclosed was, I am sure, in full confidence that you would contribute your counsel as well as myself. I have only relieved you from the labour of the premier ebauche. I must2 you to consider the subject thoroughly, and either make the inclosed what it should be, or a new draught. It should go on without delay, because I shall desire Monroe, if there is any thing in it he does not like, to send it back for alteration. And a fortnight is the whole time allowed for this. Best wishes & affections.

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