To James Monroe
Novr: 23. 1818
I thank you for the “Message” put under cover to me.1 The topics which it embraces are well presented to public attention. None of the Documents have reached us. Those relating to S. America, are I find objects of much curiosity. The inference you draw from them, leaves no doubt however as to their general complexion. I can not learn the precise state of Mr. Jefferson’s convalescence. I fear it is very tedious, but I trust no wise doubtful in its issue. Health & success
RC (DLC: Monroe Papers).
1. Message from the President of the United States at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Fifteenth Congress, November 17, 1818 (Washington, 1818; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 46404).