James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 30 July 1802

To Thomas Jefferson

Washington July 30. 1802

Dear Sir

I inclose several letters for you put into my hands by Mr. Pichon, with some communications of his own,1 which are proper to be forwarded along with them. I inclose also a letter from Mr Jones at Gaudaloupe,2 and two others declining commissions of Bankruptcy.

My departure from this place, suspended for a day by preparations for the Mediterranean business stated in my last, has since been prevented by the lameness of a horse which obliges me to leave him behind & to purchase another. Having been thus long detained, & understanding that Mr Gallatin will be here to night or tomorrow, I am induced to submit to a little further delay for the chance of seeing him. By sunday at farthest I hope to be on the road, and in about 10 days from that date to be at home.

Nothing has occurred at this place since you left it which deserves mention. With the most respectful attachment I remain yours

James Madison

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