Montpellier Ocr. 13. 1828
I have this moment recd. yours of the 10th. In my answer to the preceding one which I addressed to Warminster, I stated my reasons for deciding that if a publication of the letter on the Tariff power could be useful, it ought not to take place until the approaching close of the Presidential contest, should separate the two subjects in every mind, and procure for the former a more cool & unbiassed attention. Mr. Monroe called here as you expected, on his way home; and concurring decidedly in the tenor of my letter, wrote you to that effect, addressing his letter to Warminster where it was expected to find you. I address this to Charlottesville with a request to the post master, that in case you should have returned to Warminster, to give it that direction With great esteem & best wishes
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