James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, [ca. 25 November] 1805

From Thomas Jefferson

[ca. 25 November 1805]

Additions proposed on some subjects suggested by mr. Gallatin submitted to mr. Madison by

Th: J.

The object of the 1st. addition is to give a practical or ostensible object to the observations on Yellow fever: The true one however being to present facts to the governments of Europe, which in the ordinary course of things, would not otherwise reach them in half a century.

RC (DLC). Undated; conjectural date assigned based on Gallatin to Jefferson, 25 Nov. 1805 (see n. 1 below).

1In his 25 Nov. 1805 “Remarks on the Message,” Albert Gallatin suggested to Jefferson: “the second paragraph on the yellow fever ends rather abruptly, nothing is proposed or suggested for Congress to do, which can remedy the inconvenience complained of” (DLC: Jefferson Papers).

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