From James Monroe
Highland augt 4th. 1822
I have been detain’d here longer than I had expected that I should be, but hope & presume that I shall, after attending the court to morrow get as far as Judge Nelson’s in the evening, & be with you tolerably early the next day.
I wish you to examine the subject between the Senate & me, respecting military nominations,1 that we may confer on it when we meet. I send you the material papers, the report of the Committee excepted,2 which I fear I have left at Washington. You know however the nature of that document. Very sincerely your friend & servant
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
2. The documents have not been identified, but Senate proceedings relating to the dismissals or reassignments of Nathan Towson and James Gadsden, as well as Monroe’s messages on that topic, were published in the Daily National Intelligencer, 4 May 1822.