James Madison Papers

From James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 28 September 1824

To Thomas Jefferson

Montpellier (Sept.)1 28. 1824

Dear Sir

The list of books you have made out will do very well as a nest Egg for the Library. May not the high prices of some of them have been occasioned by a scarcity since removed by Editions both better & cheaper. I know nothing of Fayette’s movements, but through the Newspapers, from which it appears that he cannot leave Philada. before the 1st. of October. It becomes questionable I think whether he will be able to visit this quarter before the day on which he must be at Yorktown. I shall endeavor to be with you on friday or saturday evening. Always & affectionately yours

James Madison

RC (MWiW-C). Docketed by Jefferson “recd. Sep. 28.”

1“(Sept.)” is interlined in an unidentified hand.

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