James Madison Papers

From James Madison to James Monroe, 28 February 1803

To James Monroe

Washington Feby. 28. 1803

Dear Sir

Inclosed herewith is the Cypher you are to carry with you.1 I send it apart from the despatches, because I shall put a few words in them into Cypher. The despatches will probably go off on wednesday morning, or thursday at farthest. They have been delayed by the slowness of Congs. in passing the law for which they waited.2

I recd. last evening yours of the 22d. & expect to hear further from you by the mail of today. My final private letter will accompany the public communications. Adu. Yrs.

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