James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 14 August 1804

To Thomas Jefferson

Aug. 14. 1804

Dear Sir

I submit to your perusal the inclosed letter as the most ready mode of explaining the wish of Bishop Madison with respect to Mr. Mansfield.1 If you can furnish me with any information proper for an answer, you will oblige me by so doing. It is not improbable that the Bishop may take Monticello in his way as he proceeds westward. In this case you will be saved the trouble otherwise imposed. Yrs always with respectful affectn.

James Madison

RC (DLC: Jefferson Papers). Docketed by Jefferson as received 16 Aug., with his notation: “Mansfield.”

1See the Right Reverend James Madison to JM, 2 Aug. 1804. Bishop Madison also expressed interest in Jared Mansfield in his letter to JM of 18 Apr. 1804.

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