James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Richard Cutts, [3 May 1806]

To Richard Cutts

[3 May 1806]

Dear Sir

I have letters from Monroe of the 11th. of March ⟨He⟩ had conversed with Fox & Gray at some length, and found both not only w⟨el⟩l disposed; but avowing opinions which flattered his hopes of an adjustment of the most difficult points. Still nothing was avowed as th⟨e⟩ decision of the Cabinet. On the whole our prospect ⟨in⟩ that quarter ⟨i⟩s not unfavorable. You can’t expect me to dwell long on the subject, as you perceive me so pinched between the —— ——1 of my wife. As you are not so much in the same situation, I shall expect something from you less cramped &c &c Yours truly

J. Madison

RC (owned by Mrs. George B. Cutts, Wellesley, Mass., 1982). Addressee not indicated. Interlined in JM’s hand in a 3 May (year not indicated) letter from Dolley Madison to Anna Cutts. Conjectural year and addressee assigned based on internal evidence. Damage along left margin.

1Left blank in RC.

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